“Will unity gov’t collapse before GE16 or will Anwar rule for 5 years?”

BOTH DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang and embattled former prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin have expressed their views on the future of the unity government led by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Indeed, they differ in their views, but it may be the first time that Lim is giving more credit to the government and Anwar while Muhyiddin is predicting their downfall.

Yesterday (March 11), @limkitsiang posted on Twitter:

It is not the first time that he has said Anwar’s government might last for five years. He said it in December last year. But this time, he said he is more confident.

On the other hand, Muhyiddin, sleepless with the multiple charges against him and more charges coming this Monday (March 13) predicts that Anwar’s government, which he said is made of “strange bedfellows” could be forced out if they keep attacking him because they fear the influence of Perikatan Nasional (PN).

No one knows what the Pagoh MP meant when he said the attacks on him could derail Anwar’s government. He did not elaborate on this any further.

Earlier this month, PAS president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang said that he expected the government to fall soon.

The only way for Anwar’s government to be toppled is for a coalition like the Barisan Nasional (BN) to leave his government. This will lead to chaos and instability in the country, but it appears that the opposition is still wooing some in the BN to leave the government but to no avail.

Nevertheless, while some in Bersatu are supporting Hadi’s plan to topple the regime of Anwar, the authorities stretched the long arm of the law to indict Muhyiddin.

Nevertheless, to divert the attention from his fresh court cases, Muhyiddin is challenging the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to investigate PKR president Anwar and UMNO president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi over allegations of funds received from businessmen.

“I am forced to face a 20-year prison sentence. This is the first time in Malaysia’s history that a party president is charged for receiving funds into the party account.

“I challenge MACC to investigate PKR president Anwar and UMNO president Zahid on the source of funds for their parties. Where does DAP get their funds from,” said Muhyiddin.

Muhyiddin said political parties do not profit from the funds they receive and that their members and supporters, including businessmen, contribute funds for their struggle.

Meanwhile, Anwar has also invited the MACC to probe the PKR if necessary.

He said he will not interfere with the anti-graft agency’s investigations even if they involve his own party, adding that the MACC is welcome to probe his party if it is found to be involved in abuse of power or misappropriation of funds.

Altogether, the PM told the Dewan Rakyat that he has no issues with the anti-graft agency if it wants to investigate PKR and instructed the body to conduct its duties when necessary. — March 12, 2023


Main photo credit: CNA

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