PRIME Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has berated PAS president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang for saying that the unity government would collapse before the end of its term.
“It’s fine, it’s Hadi’s right to plan and dream,” Anwar told reporters briefly after performing Friday prayers at the Universiti Putra Malaysia mosque.
Hadi, the Marang MP, on Tuesday (March 28) at a dialogue organised by book publisher Yayasan Permata Ummah in Kuala Lumpur 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.”
PKR deputy information chief Razeef Rakimin earlier rejected Hadi’s claims, citing the government’s two-thirds majority and the anti-hopping law.
Hadi’s prophecy, according to Razeef, was baseless due to Putrajaya’s “solid” ties with the ruling coalitions in Sabah and Sarawak.
For the record, the existing unity government now has the support of a two-thirds majority or 148 seats in the Dewan Rakyat.
It combines Pakatan Harapan (PH), Barisan Nasional (BN), Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS), Warisan and MUDA.
He also questioned whether PAS and Bersatu, a component of PN, were contemplating a repeat of the Sheraton Move, which had toppled the PH administration in 2020.
On Feb 24, 2020, the infamous Sheraton Move which saw 11 members of the parliament led by former PKR Deputy President Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali leaving the party.
That resulted in Bersatu also announcing its exit from PH on the same day, causing the collapse of the PH government. – March 3, 2023
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