PM: Let’s stand in solidarity


Business as usual: The special meeting taking place at the Dewan Rakyat. — Bernama

TAN Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has urged all parties to stand in solidarity with the government in its efforts to address the challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Prime Minister said the government understood the rakyat’s concern as Covid-19 cases continued to rise.

“It is true this government is not perfect.

“But what is also true is this government will never let the people suffer; in fact, (will) always act to save lives and livelihoods.

“What is important is that we must stand in solidarity in such difficult times.

“There is no need for us to bicker and point fingers at each other,” he said at a briefing session on the National Recovery Plan (NRP).

“This is because over there, there are some of the rakyat who are troubled, some who have lost their source of income, while our frontliners continue to be burdened and our hospitals are under stress.

“Let us stand together, seeking blessings and achieving success in all of our ventures,” he added.

Muhyiddin said to ensure the smooth implementation and monitoring of the NRP, Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz had been appointed coordinating minister.

He also said that the government had formed the National Recovery Council with participation from the private sector, industry experts, non-governmental organisations and representatives from the Sabah and Sarawak state governments and he personally chaired its first meeting on July 23.

“The government had also invited three representatives from the Opposition to be part of the council, from Pakatan Harapan, Warisan and Pejuang respectively, to share their views and input on various aspects of the NRP,” he added.

Muhyiddin also urged every Malaysian to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

“Regardless of the brand, all vaccines effectively deal with the disease.

“The government will ensure that the vaccination process is carried out in an orderly manner, is fast and covers all parts of the country under the NRP,” he said.

Muhyiddin also wished and prayed for the success and safety of the Malaysian contingent at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

“May the mission of our 64 athletes, coaches and staff, led by Datuk Lee Chong Wei, bring success to our country in the Olympic Games,” he said.

Muhyiddin also prayed for the speedy recovery of MPs, Parliament officers and staff who had tested positive for Covid-19.

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