SANDAKAN: The most effective way to “wake up” Pakatan Harapan ministers from “day-dreaming” is to reduce DAP’s majority in the coming May 11 polls here, says Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Datuk Seri Yong Teck Lee.
Citing a list of controversies plaguing several Pakatan ministers since the coalition took Federal power, Yong said it isn’t surprising that Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad ranked his Cabinet only five out of 10 marks.
“Actually, five out of 10 is already giving face to the ministers,” he said in a statement on Monday (May 6).
Earlier, in a group interview held in conjunction with the first anniversary of Pakatan taking over Putrajaya after GE14, Dr Mahathir maintained that there would not be a Cabinet reshuffle and added that he gave the present Cabinet a score of “five out of 10”.
According to Yong, if Pakatan manages to retain its 10,000 vote majority on polling day this Saturday (May 11), its ministers would be more arrogant
He also claimed that more new taxes will be imposed on locals, leading to increasing fuel prices.
Yong added that if Pakatan’s majority is slashed in May 11, its ministers would know that they would have to fulfil their promises if they want to remain in power.
“Ministers will think before they speak,” he added.
“In other words, life will become better if Pakatan loses votes the Sandakan by-election. The Pakatan government will not lose power by losing some votes in Sandakan.
“But the Pakatan government will be reminded of their promises to the people,” he added.
The May 11 polls will see a five-cornered fight between DAP, Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS), and three other independent candidates.