Sarawak MTUC concerned about attempts to form new Federal Government

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  • Monday, 24 Feb 2020

KUCHING: The Sarawak Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has expressed concern at the attempts to form a new federal government to replace Pakatan Harapan.

Its secretary Andrew Lo (pic) said any attempt to change the government without a parliamentary vote of confidence or general election was a betrayal of democracy and the people's votes, besides jeopardising the nation's future.

"It is very sad that at a time when we face the Covid-19 virus threat and a weak economic outlook, our political leaders are more interested in political manoeuvring," he said in a statement on Monday (Feb 24).

Lo said political leaders and parties must respect the choice made by voters in GE14 just 22 months ago.

"For better or worse, voters made a clear choice. Pakatan has the mandate to govern while Barisan Nasional must play the role of an effective and responsible opposition to keep the government in check.

"Both sides will have the chance to go back to the people during the next election. That is the very essence of democracy," he said.

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