Muda rep in Johor “no longer welcomed” to sit with balancing assemblymen in state assembly

MUDA’s sole representative in the Johor state assembly Amira Aisya Abd Aziz will no longer be welcome to sit with the balancing assemblymen in the Johor assembly, said chief balancing force Andrew Chen Kah Eng.

The Johor DAP secretary, who is also the Stulang assemblyman, said this was due to the youth-led party’s decision to withdraw its support for the unity government and for Muda’s attitude of unfriendliness towards it.

“This action shows that they are ungrateful even though Pakatan Harapan (PH) has helped them before this,” Chen was reported as saying by Malay Mail today (Sept 11).

“Since Muda has chosen and decided to leave the unity government and be unfriendly to the unity government, then automatically, the Muda assemblyman in Johor will no longer be in the PH balancing bloc.”

Chen also expressed his disappointment in Muda for its frequent action of coming out with statements that oppose the government in the recent times.

“We are disappointed with Muda’s behaviour lately that has been issuing statements which are against the unity government,” he added.

“Muda has also put its candidates to go against PH and Barisan Nasional’s candidates during the Aug 12 six state elections.”

It was even more disheartening to have Muda president Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman refer to DAP as a “lapdog”, he added in reference to Syed Saddiq calling the party UMNO president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s “lapdog” last week.

Yesterday (Sept 10), Syed Saddiq announced that Muda has decided to be a “third force” in Malaysia’s politics by becoming an opposition party.

Taking to social media to make the announcement, he said in a brief video clip that this decision was made after discussions within Muda, showing the contents of a letter dated yesterday, which he said had been sent to the Dewan Rakyat speaker regarding this matter.

Last Thursday, Syed Saddiq slammed DAP as allegedly being hypocritical and lacking principles in a bid to stay in power after he was criticised for calling out his own allies in the government over the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) move to grant Zahid a conditional release in the Yayasan Akalbudi corruption trial. – Sept 11, 2023


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