Pakatan leaders should refrain from public spats, says Guan Eng


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 22 Jan 2020

PUTRAJAYA: Pakatan Harapan leaders should refrain from public spats as it would only benefit their rivals, says Lim Guan Eng.

The Pakatan deputy president said while people should be free to express themselves in a democratic society, some things were best resolved internally.

“Certain discussions should remain internal. But as it is a democratic country, we do not want to issue gag orders on our leaders.

“Having a public spat would only benefit our opponents. So let’s instead focus on governing and resolve this matter internally, ” said Lim at a press conference after attending an e-Tunai Rakyat incentive campaign programme at a mall here.

Lim was speaking after being asked to comment about the public discussion had by Pakatan leaders on the power transition issue.

Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, who is also Pakatan Youth chief, had criticised leaders in Pakatan for insisting that Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should step down from power soon.

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim meanwhile urge Pakatan leaders to stop demanding for a timeline for Dr Mahathir to pass the baton to him.

Meanwhile, on the e-Tunai Rakyat initiative, Lim said about 4.8 million Malaysians have signed up for the programme, with about 3.5 million successful applications.

About RM105mil of the RM450mil allocated by the government has been disbursed through the programme.


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