Fruits of Muhyiddin’s leadership: Malaysia to have the strongest Opposition ever

Editor’s Note: It’s definitely as case of the lesser of two evils to have former Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin to helm the Perikatan Nasional (PN)-led Opposition as its leader.

For the record, PAS secretary-general Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan revealed on Saturday (Dec 11) that the decision to appoint the Larut MP and Bersatu secretary-general as the Opposition leader of in Dewan Rakyat instead of the much-touted PAS president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang was made by the PN MPs Committee.


THE new leader of the opposition has been named and I am very proud and honoured to announce that it will be under the wise observation of Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin.

This is a well thought of decision made by the supreme council of Perikatan Nasional (PN) that is led by Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. The PN chairman deserves praise for making the correct decision during the power deliberation.

It should be noted that our leader is respected and trustworthy. He weighed the pros and cons of selecting the opposition leader. He made his decision after careful consideration and on the basis of credibility, this it is the correct one.

PN members including myself have a whole bunch to learn from him. He crafted us the pathway to help the people of this nation. An honourable mention would also go to PN vice president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang for his contribution towards making PN as a respected opposition to Malaysians.

Mahathir Mohd Rais

Under the leadership of these two amazing individuals, we are to witness the best opposition party to ever exist in this nation.

DS Hamzah has always been a man who follows through on his promises. A strong opposition will be able to address the issues raised by the people under his leadership.

Clearly, the current Government has been focusing on and addressing issues that are unimportant in comparison to setbacks in the people’s livelihoods. Though it can be argued that they are contributing to Malaysia’s new development, the Malaysians continue to suffer.

As a result, a strong opposition leader is required to bring these issues before the Parliament.

As evidenced by the recent election, the people have placed their trust and loyalty in PN. Those from under-developed areas want change which is why they voted for PN.

I am confident that now that with DS Hamzah as the Opposition leader in Parliament, the people’s trust and loyalty will grow significantly. Our duty which is to serve Malaysians will shine brightly under a competent leadership.

Additionally, his ability to speak and convey the wishes of Malaysians will play a major role in changing the lives of millions of Malaysians.

This is a new dawn for the opposition and for Malaysians. Serving the people will be our main priority. Congratulations to DS Hamzah. – Dec 12, 2022


Mahathir Mohd Rais is information chief of PN Federal Territories.

The views expressed are solely of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Focus Malaysia.

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