Muhyiddin: People don't care about politics right now

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  • Saturday, 25 Apr 2020

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin during a special interview at his office at Perdana Putra on Saturday (April 25).- Bernama

PETALING JAYA: Malaysians are sick of politics and are expecting the government to tackle issues that they are facing, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pic).

The Prime Minister said since he became prime minister, he has not thought about politics.

"The people do not want to talk about politics, they are sick of it. They want to know what the government, the Cabinet ministers, the administration today is doing to tackle the issues that they are facing.

"That is why in the statements before this, I have not talked about politics. If not, later people will say the Covid-19 situation has not been resolved but he is talking about his party, his coalition, and the legitimacy of the government.

"All this the people are not interested," he said during an interview with Astro Awani and RTM on Saturday (April 25).

Muhyiddin said that when a suitable time arises, he would address it.

However, he said the people now wanted to see a functional government, adding that he will prove it to the people.

Last February, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad resigned as the country's prime minister following the collapse of the Pakatan Harapan government after the exit of 11 PKR MPs and Bersatu.

The political upheaval resulted in an impasse when the parties could not agree on one candidate for the prime minister's post.

Pakatan had proposed Dr Mahathir as the prime minister candidate but was allegedly unable to obtain the majority.

Muhyiddin then became prime minister after he gained the support of Umno and PAS to form the government.

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