PM advised me to take it slow, says Osman

All ears: Muhyiddin (right), who is also the Gambir state assemblyman, and Osman (left) listening to Mentri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad during the Question Time at the Johor state assembly at the Sultan Ismail Building in Kota Iskandar. — Bernama

ISKANDAR PUTERI: Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has advised former Johor mentri besar Datuk Osman Sapian to “take it slow a bit”.

Saying this yesterday, Osman, who is Kempas assemblyman, said he was seated next to the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia president during the two-day state assembly.

“He (Muhyiddin) told me to take it slow a bit,” he said.

Asked to explain further, the 69-year-old politician, who courted many controversies during his one-year tenure as mentri besar, said this meant “not to talk too much”.

“Maybe Muhyiddin still wants me to sit longer in Bersatu. He also invited me to come over and see him whenever I am free,” he said.

Osman is expected to be hauled up by Bersatu’s disciplinary board after two viral videos showed him campaigning on behalf of an independent candidate during the Slim by-election and attending a dinner by Pejuang.

Earlier, during his adjournment speech, Osman urged assemblymen to remind their respective party members to stop all provocation that could lead to political instability.

“Most importantly, we must respect the Federal Government’s effort to bring the country out of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Those who are pushing for a general election to happen are those who have lost in the last election and do not have any position and place in the government,” he added.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Did you find this article insightful?


Next In Nation

Man slashed by two assailants in Teluk Intan
Covid-19 case detected at Tourism Ministry HQ, all personnel directed to work from home
IGP: Anti-corruption plan aims to gain trust, credibility
Budget vote: We’ll see who’s going to betray the people, says Annuar Musa
King to confer highest valour award to Sarjan Baharuddin and Sarjan Norihan
MPs ask: Why is Tourism Minister in the House when her agency officer tested positive for Covid-19?
Over 2,000 investigation papers opened against civil servants over graft probe since 2016
Budget vote: Parliament sitting today (Nov 26) to be extended until all debates concluded
Animal advocacy group offers RM2k reward for info on man who shot stray dogs
Lost hikers rescued after 14 hours at Penang forest reserve

Stories You'll Enjoy