FORMER prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin supports the Malay Proclamation but it is not yet time to sit together with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, according to Bersatu Chief Information Officer Datuk Razali Idris.
Razali acknowledged that both politicians had faced a crisis in their relationship after the breakup of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government in February 2020.
He stated that there was a political crisis between them and it was not the right time for them to sit together, but he will attempt to facilitate it in the future.
“I don’t know what is implied in Muhyiddin’s heart, but I don’t see him opposing what Mahathir has done, especially since he is a former chairman of Bersatu.”
Dr Mahathir once described Muhyiddin as a “traitor” following the Sheraton Move incident in 2020.
With the Sheraton Move, Dr Mahathir decided to resign as prime minister, leaving the PH in the lurch while Muhyiddin was appointed the new PM.
The Perikatan Nasional (PN) government led by Pagoh MP took power and it was tagged as the ‘backdoor’ government by the PH.
On rumours of trouble brewing within the PN after PAS leader Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang met with former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the latter said there is no crisis at all.
“There is no crisis, there is no indication that Hadi wants to leave Muhyiddin. Even though he (Dr Mahathir) lost in the general elections, he brings up a good issue. He has his followers. Together, we support it.”
However, netizens on Twitter and Facebook are poking fun at both Muhyiddin and Dr Mahathir.
On Facebook, Jaws Teh wrote: “Two frogs sit together, what can they achieve but make a lot of noise only.”
Use KKeng Wat said politicians playing the religious issue will not go far. They will fail.
On Twitter, more criticism for a future Dr Mahathir-Muhyiddin sit-down
@ALEX99688: said: “M Kerala and Midin are noisy in the front, but not in the back. We don’t know. Sheraton’s move is indeed a plan from these two. We do not forget.”
M kerala dan midin depan je acah acah gaduh, belakang bukan Kita tak tahu. Langkah Sheraton move memang Plan dari 2 ini. Kita tak lupa.
— belfor (@ALEX99688) May 20, 2023
User @hariezyazri asked a pertinent question.
“When the Islamic party went to sign (the documents with Dr Mahathir) they did not talk with Bersatu about it?
“Malays have to be together, if not how to carry on our struggle? But they are following their own agenda. In the end, Malays were deceived by these people’s struggle.”
Parti agama pegi sign x bincang ke tue? Demi Melayu kene lah bersama2, mcm mane perjuangan tue? Ikot selera sendiri lah tue n ade agenda sendiri lah tue. Kih3. Last2 Melayu tertipu dgn perjuangan diorg nie. 🤡
— Hariez Yazri (@hariezyazri) May 20, 2023
Nevertheless, Twitter user @ AAA@AbdulAz67039163 is of the opinion there is no need for any race proclamations in Malaysia. What the country needs is unity and justice.
“There is no need for a Malay, Indian or Chinese proclamation. What is needed is unity & justice
“M’sia developed because of the efforts of Malay, Chinese & Indian people. Choose a party that can prosper the country, not one that plays in the name of race and religion.” — May 20, 2023
^Tiada keperluan proklamasi melayu, India atau cina. Yg diperlukan ialah perpaduan & keadilan
^M’sia maju kerana hasil usaha tangan2 org melayu, Cina & India.
^Pilihlah parti yg mampu memakmurkan negara, bkn yg bersandiwara atas nama bangsa & agama.
— Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah @ AAA (@AbdulAz67039163) May 20, 2023
Main photo credit: Malaysiakini