Snap polls should be avoided at all cost, says Patriot in light of recession, Covid-19

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 26 Feb 2020

PETALING JAYA: Elected politicians who put their needs before the nation's should be confined to the "hall of perpetual shame", says National Patriots Association (Patriot) president Brig-Jen (Rtd) Datuk Mohamed Arshad Raji.

He said that snap polls should be avoided at all costs at a time when the country is not only facing recession but also battling the Covid-19 outbreak.

"A snap election should be avoided at all cost. Let PH continue to take the leadership in governing, as it is also the mandate given to them by the people.

"Patriot views the call for a snap election by Umno and PAS as unwise and selfish," he said.

Arshad said that it would take several months to plan and execute a general election as well as set up a new government and Cabinet, which could see the country's economy go into a tailspin.

"The engineering of the coup to force the collapse of the Pakatan Harapan government and attempting to form a backdoor government by unscrupulous politicians should be abhorred.

"The names of these saboteurs comprising politicians from some among PKR and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia to work with Umno and PAS, should be confined to a hall of perpetual shame. Their conduct shows greed and selfishness, putting themselves first before the people's need," said Arshad.

He pointed out that it is "shocking" that the elected MPs from the ruling coalition could work with corrupted leaders.

"It appears that Pakatan, now comprising PKR, DAP and Parti Amanah Negara, is the current most united group and having the most number of MPs compared to other groups.

"Patriot would like to see PH given the chance to form government.

"Patriot implores MPs from Bersatu, Parti Warisan Sabah and Gabungan Parti Sarawak, those with principles, join Pakatan and help form the government," said Arshad.

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