Some MPs in unity govt waiting for right time to back PN, claims Hadi

THE unity government led by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will change hands if Perikatan Nasional (PN) wins the six state elections this Saturday, reiterated PAS president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang.

Hadi, who is also the PN deputy chairman, said that the allegation was based on the support of some MPs from the unity government, including from Sabah and Sarawak, who will support PN if the coalition wins the six state elections.

According to Hadi, the MPs involved are just waiting for the right time to support PN to form a new federal government, including some UMNO MPs who supported the coalition to form the federal government after the last 15th General Election (GE15) which resulted in a hung parliament.

“Originally there were 10 UMNO MPs who wanted to support us, maybe 15 but they were threatened that there were court cases involving them causing these UMNO representatives to be in fear.

“So, the unity government was established in a state of chaos, it is a unity government which is at odds with itself,” he said during a ceramah at PAS headquarters in Kampung Bukit Kecil Langkap last night (Aug 8).

Hadi, who is also Marang MP, said the formation of a new federal government was crucial to save the country and the nation, therefore PN’s victory was necessary to make the changes possible, adding that he reminded all PAS officers to work together to ensure PN’s victory.

“This is a very important political goal to save our religion, nation, and country so that it continues to be preserved by Islam. This is very important, this is not a game, this is not a work of buying and selling, paying money, but a very big responsibility,” the incumbent Ru Rendang assemblyman added.

Previously, Anwar was reported to have said that the unity government will continue to rule the country despite PN’s claims that there will be a change of government if the coalition wins the six state polls.

This is apparently not the first time that Hadi reiterates that the unity government will fall or PN winning the state elections will result in the change in federal government.

On Saturday (Aug 5), UMNO Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan said even if the Barisan Nasional-Pakatan Harapan (BN-PH) coalition were to lose in all six states in the upcoming state elections, the federal government would remain unchanged.

According to Maslan, the state election results will not change the position of the ruling government at the federal level which has 148 parliamentary seats currently led by BN-PH and several other political parties.

In November last year, all BN MP signed an agreement before becoming candidates where the agreement stipulated that if BN members withdrew from the party, they would have to pay RM100 million to the party.

“No one is willing to leave or is wealthy enough to pay such an amount. Therefore, the unity government will continue to be the winner and remain in power regardless of the outcome of the state elections in the six states,” he added. – Aug 9, 2023


Main pic credit: Utusan Malaysia

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