IT is entirely within the Opposition’s right to try and topple the unity government, claimed PAS president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang, adding that they have the right to plan and that nobody can stop them from making such plans.
Speaking to reporters at the Parliament lobby earlier today (March 6), the Marang MP said this when asked to clarify his remarks about attempts by the Opposition to topple the federal government.
“Matters like a vote of no confidence, collecting statutory declarations (SDs) and government supporters who are no longer loyal – this is normal,” he was reported as saying.
“We have the right to plan, and no one can stop us from making plans.”
In defending his earlier remarks, Hadi said his statement was merely political in nature and was something “normal”.
According to Hadi, there were already some hints of cracks in the unity government and several component parties within the unity government were already showing signs of unhappiness.
“This is happening now and it is not something impossible,” he added.
When quizzed if the efforts to topple the federal government went against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s advice to not create instability, Hadi pointed out that the country upholds the Constitution and practises democracy.
Last Friday (March 3), Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim told Hadi off for saying that the unity government would collapse before the end of its term.
“It’s fine, it’s his right to plan and dream,” Anwar told reporters briefly after performing Friday prayers at the Universiti Putra Malaysia mosque.
At a dialogue organised by book publisher Yayasan Permata Ummah in Kuala Lumpur last week, Hadi had allegedly predicted the eventual collapse of the Anwar-led unity government and advised Putrajaya not to hold Perikatan Nasional (PN) accountable.
In addition, the PAS leader claimed that the new administration would not be a backdoor one, asserting that the current administration’s “roof is leaky and the front door is wide open.” – March 6, 2023
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