“Has M’sia become a police state till make-belief Dubai Move has to be reported to the cops?”

BERSATU Youth has berated the Prime Minister’s Office for resorting to strong arm tactic to intimidate and pressure the opposition.

This comes about following the police report lodged by the Prime Minister’s (PM) senior political secretary Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin for an investigation to be conducted against perpetrators of the Dubai Move under Section 124B and Section 124C of the Penal Code.

“The dubious Dubai Move (conspiracy) is clearly designed by J-KOM (Community Communications Department) to cover up weaknesses in the economic governance and rising cost of living by the failed government administration,” its chief Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal hit out in a media statement.

“Has Malaysia become a police state under the administration of PM Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim till such (an unfounded) matter can be reported to the police or made into a narrative to pile up pressure on the opposition?”

For context, there seems to be contradiction between Bersatu and its Perikatan Nasional (PN) ally PAS with the former having denied the existence of the Dubai Move conspiracy while the latter acknowledging it with Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor having confirmed an opposition plot to topple the current federal government.

Wan Ahmad Fayhsal further wondered how the unity government can be toppled when the PM has repeatedly stressed that his government commands more than a two-third majority in the Dewan Rakyat.

“It is even alleged that there are eight more Opposition MPs who will switch their support to the PM come end-February. How could a government with support exceeding two-third (majority) fall that easily?” teased the Machang MP.

“Nevertheless, the action of the government today seems to point to the opposite direction as if it is no longer confident of its majority till it must embark on bizarre actions such as making up the Dubai Move allegations that clearly don’t exist or lodging police reports against the opposition based on various fabricated allegations.”

Rather than the PM’s Office being so unduly concerned and shaky, Wan Ahmad Fayhsal reckoned that the Anwar administration would be better of focusing on fixing the economy instead of “fantasising and creating various fairy tales to divert the people’s attention from the failure of the government to fulfill promises contained in its recent election manifesto”. – Jan 10, 2024

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