KOTA KINABALU: The Prime Minister’s offer to the opposition to work together is a “rare opportunity” for everyone to set aside their political differences for the rakyat and the country, says Parti Bersatu Sabah president Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili.
“Given the uncertain political scenario, whichever side one takes, this is a rare opportunity to work together and set aside political differences, living up to the ‘rakyat first’ slogan,” said Ongkili whose party is part of the Perikatan Nasional government at the federal level.
He said the more urgent task was to win the battle against Covid-19, which is to save lives and achieve economic recovery.
“It is not the time to quarrel and fight over who should be prime minister. We can solve that at the general election.
“But this is not the time for elections. The rakyat deserves better service from the government rather than having to go to the polls during this time,” he said when commenting on Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s offer of bipartisan cooperation with the opposition parties.
He said the Prime Minister’s seven proposals for stability and cooperation should be considered positively by all parties.
“It is an opportunity to work hand in hand to put this country back on a firm footing on the road to health and economic recovery.
“I call on my colleagues in the opposition to seize this opportunity to put the country’s needs for stability, and together, take Malaysia forward,” said the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of Sabah and Sarawak Affairs.