PERIKATAN Nasional (PN) is motivated by jealousy and ill feelings in its attempt to destabilase the unity government following strong working relationship between Pakatan Harapan (PH) and Barisan Nasional (BN), said a DAP lawmaker.
The Jelutong MP said the strong sense of dissatisfaction exhibited by PN leaders towards the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim-led unity government proved that they had completely disregard people’s harmony and the nation’s growth.
“The elected representatives from both PH and BN remain strong and will abide by the king’s call to set aside all differences and work together for the nation,” Rayer was quoted as saying by The Vibes today (Sept 1) after accompanying PH candidate for the Pulai parliamentary seat, Suhaizan Kaiat, to meet the Indian community in Tampoi.
“Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had rejected calls to set up a unity government, while Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang wants to see the fall of the government.”
According to Rayer, Muhyiddin and Hadi are both stubborn, and do not want to see the PH-BN pact work well together, further adding that they do not want to stop seeking ways to topple the government.
“I had personally accepted the working relationship between PH and BN as it has been proven to be successful and in line with what the king wants.
“Yes, we used to oppose UMNO in the past, but now we are friends and will work together for the people,” the he added.
The unity government was formed after no single party had won 112 seats required for a simple majority to form a government.
PH and BN are both part of the unity government, which also comprises GPS and GRS, with support from MPs from MUDA, Warisan, Parti Bangsa Malaysia and independents.
In the days leading up to the six state elections on Aug 12, Hadi had spoken either about toppling the government or that PN’s victory in the state polls will result in the change in federal government.
On Aug 7, Hadi claimed that a win for PN in the six state elections would pave the way for a change in the federal government administration.
Following the 15th General Election (GE15), PH held the greatest number of parliamentary seats with 82, followed by PN with 73, and BN with 30.
More recently on Aug 28, the Marang MP once again reiterated that a win for PN candidates in the Pulai parliamentary seat can pave the way for a change in the federal government.
“PN has a significant number of seats in Parliament. The government can change at any time,” the Ru Rendang state assemblyman was reported as saying.
Hadi has previously maintained the opposition’s democratic right to overthrow the government, stating that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s decree for a unity government is not an impediment to such attempts. – Sept 1, 2023
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