Bersatu reps must toe the line, says Johor Umno


JOHOR BARU: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia should get all its 12 Johor assemblymen to “toe the line” to prevent the collapse of the state government, says Johor Umno.

State Umno treasurer Datuk Md Jais Sarday (pic) said the actions of former mentri besar Datuk Osman Sapian were causing a lot of instability.

“Many people are suffering, with the high unemployment rate due to the partial closure of the border with Singapore since March 18.

“Now is not the time to go around releasing videos voicing your frustration and trying to bring down the state government,” he said in an interview.

Md Jais reminded assemblymen, including first-term representatives, that they were only entitled to their pension if they completed 36 months in office.

“So I hope assemblymen, including the 12 Bersatu assemblymen, carefully consider this. If snap polls have to be called in the state, they will all lose out,” he said, reminding that the 36-month mark would only be up in May next year.

Each of the 56 assemblymen will be entitled to a 50% pension of their last drawn salary after they complete 36 months. Of the total, more than half are first-term representatives.

Md Jais said the immediate test for the ruling state government would be during the two-day state assembly meeting scheduled today and on Sunday.

He said every vote was needed during the assembly, including Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s, to pass several motions, with one seeking additional funds to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Is Osman still with the state government or has he gone rogue and wants to join the Opposition that may well end up in a hung state assembly?” he asked.

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