KOTA KINABALU: There is no need for Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to step down amid calls from some quarters following the King’s rejection of his proposal to declare a state of emergency, says Sabah Umno chief Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin.
“If these leaders accept and respect the King’s commands as they claim to, they have to show their sincerity including by supporting the scheduled tabling of the Budget, ” he said in a statement on Monday (Oct 26).
He said the calls by some quarters including parties within the Perikatan Nasional coalition was just a selfish move that will not guarantee the end of Malaysia’s political struggles.
“This will only make things worse, ” Bung said, adding that the King had also expressed his confidence in Muhyiddin’s administration in handling the Covid-19 crisis.
The Sabah Deputy Chief Minister I said there might be shortcomings but those are all fixable compared with what the former governance had done.
He called upon all Malaysians regardless of their race, religion and political stand to come together as one to respect the King’s decision on this matter.
“Let us put political stability and the nation’s peace and harmony as first priority, ” Bung said.
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah had announced on Sunday (Oct 25) that there was no need to declare a state of emergency in the country amid the Covid-19 pandemic after consulting the Malay Rulers.
The King also reminded all politicians, particularly lawmakers, to immediately put a stop to all forms of politicking that could disrupt the stability of the country, adding that he had confidence in the current administration in dealing with the pandemic.
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