PERIKATAN Nasional chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said there is no unity in the Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim-led unity government, and that the Prime Minister was only concerned about his own party and his own survival.
According to a report by FMT, Muhyiddin said the Prime Minister is aware that his survival is contingent on others and this is why he was willing to appoint Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi as a deputy prime minister despite the Bagan Datuk MP facing multiple corruption charges.
“He knows without Barisan Nasional (BN) he does not have the numbers and he cannot be the prime minister,” the Bersatu president told the news portal in an interview.
In calling the unity government fragile, Muhyiddin said there is no stability and that it could collapse any time.
“We don’t have such issues within Perikatan Nasional [unlike the unity government]. PH (Pakatan Harapan) faces plenty of internal problems while in BN there is strife with MCA and MIC over accusations that these two parties are liabilities.
“When it comes to DAP, it is not only internal fractures but they are fighting openly. There is no perpaduan (unity) whatsoever.”
In his criticism of the Anwar administration, Muhyiddin also described the unity government as “hopeless”, citing numerous grumblings about the way the economy is being handled, the rising cost of living, the rise in interest rates, and a lacklustre Bursa Malaysia.
“They promised the sky, moon, stars and even the sun but they have not been able to fulfil any of their promises,” Muhyiddin pointed out.
“It has been seven months (since Anwar took the helm) but there is no indication or evidence of his capability to run the country.”
Muhyiddin said typically a prime minister is given 100 days to show his capabilities. “So, what happened in Anwar’s 100 days? Nothing. But some said it’s only been 100 days, just give him a little more time. Now seven months have already passed.”
He further stated that Anwar has not done enough to indicate that he can manage the country, pointing out that Anwar has travelled overseas but is neglecting domestic issues, adding that since the pandemic, many in the M40 had dropped into the B40 income group.
“This was a sign of an impending crisis that cannot be solved overnight,” he added. – June 29, 2023
Main pic credit: Facebook/Muhyiddin Yassin