DAP ’s Yeo says Pakatan went with Anwar as ‘Mahathir government’ would give Dr M carte blanche
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 — DAP leader Yeo Bee Yin said Pakatan Harapan (PH) decided against a non-partisan “Mahathir government” as this would not be beholden to any party or coalition, effectively giving Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad free rein to do as he wanted. The former minister said Dr Mahathir...
Wednesday, 26 Feb 2020 07:59 PM MYTBY IDA LIMDAP leader Yeo Bee Yin said Pakatan Harapan (PH) decided against a non-partisan ‘Mahathir government’ as this would not be beholden to any party or coalition, effectively giving Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad free rein to do as he wanted. — Picture by Miera Zulyana
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 — DAP leader Yeo Bee Yin said Pakatan Harapan (PH) decided against a non-partisan “Mahathir government” as this would not be beholden to any party or coalition, effectively giving Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad free rein to do as he wanted.
The former minister said Dr Mahathir would not have to consult any party or coalition in filling his Cabinet, for instance, and could appoint PAS and Umno leaders as his ministers if he desired.Yeo was explaining why PH decided to back PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to be the country’s next prime minister despite previously saying it backed Dr Mahathir.
Yeo noted the events that led to PH’s decision, including Dr Mahathir’s Sunday refusal to follow his own party Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) and PKR’s then deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali to form a new government with Umno and PAS.Noting that Dr Mahathir resigned as prime minister on Monday as an act of protest, Yeo said that DAP initially thanked him for “standing firm on the principle of refusing to work with the corrupt from Umno” and also expressed support for him to continue as the prime minister for the PH government.
On Monday, however, PH no longer had the required majority to remain the government with PPBM’s departure that was compounded by Datuk Seri Azmin Ali and 10 other lawmakers’ exit from PKR.“However, after Mahathir received support from all the parties to continue as PM, Mahathir wanted to form a ‘unity government of individuals’.
“This means that only Mahathir will decide who will be cabinet ministers. DAP and other political parties will not be consulted in the process,” the DAP assistant national publicity secretary said in a post on her official Facebook account.“In addition, the proposed Cabinet from Mahathir will likely include the same personalities who triggered the current crisis, as well as MPs from Umno and PAS.
“Effectively, it is a Mahathir government and not a PH government. The promises of the PH manifesto will not be fulfilled,” she added.Yeo said PH had invited Dr Mahathir to attend its presidential council meeting last night to discuss the coalition’s concerns over the unity government proposal, but said Dr Mahathir had declined to join the meeting.
“Therefore, the PH leadership decided at the meeting to defend the people’s mandate to the PH government and to fulfil our PH manifesto by nominating Anwar Ibrahim as PH PM.“We call upon all Malaysians to support the nomination of Anwar Ibrahim as the 8th PM of Malaysia, to respect the mandate given in the 14th GE and to ensure continued stability for the nation,” she said.
Earlier today in his first public statement since the Monday collapse of the PH government, Dr Mahathir said he had resigned as prime minister in the face of accusations that he was power-crazy, claiming that he did not see power and position as being his objective.
Dr Mahathir also claimed that he was forced to resign as prime minister to avoid working with Umno in a new government, pointing out that this would be the case if PPBM, which had left PH, joined forces with former election losers PAS and Umno to form a new government.
Dr Mahathir said that such a new coalition would have seen Umno dominating due to it having the highest number of MPs there with 42 MPs, adding that he was only willing to accept former Umno members instead of the whole party Umno in a new government.
Dr Mahathir also said he hoped to have a non-partisan government that would only prioritised national interests, which affirmed previous speculation and reports of his intention to push for a unity government.At this point in time, no coalition has emerged with the required simple majority or the support of at least 112 MPs out of the 222-MP Dewan Rakyat to form a new government, with Dr Mahathir playing the role of interim prime minister for now.Read more: Malay Mail »
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Half-Witted woman! Some people wanted chedetofficial to resign. So now that he has just done that. Time for anyone who always wanted to be PM to show his/her political skills and leadership to put together a government. Or else, better get a fresh mandate from the Rakyat. so stupid on party first.remember chedetofficial forsaken umno because he must crippled najib & co. now, the PH are showing BN syndrom of rooting for more power and to secure their sorry ass to be ministers. dah gila pangkat semua ni. baik diam je
The Agong and Mahathir are moving towards National Unity. DAP-PKR are moving away from National Unity. Good. Now DAP-PKR can join Pas-Umno-MCA-MIC who want to destroy National Unity. You people are the real enemies of Malaysians who want Unity. jezlai “Power Corrupts, Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely”?
Agreed, no check and balance leads to absolute power and corruption The Royal Rubbles aka dictatorship Whatever happens, much respect to DAP, PKR and Amanah for sticking to their principles, unlike the betrayers and desperados. Better to have integrity than become disgusting power-hungry sycophants. Bye Bye PH
Kelebihan Unity government: 1. Kabinet tidak ditentukan oleh parti politik. 2. Menteri kabinet boleh dilantik dari MP yang berwibawa dari semua parti dan boleh juga dari kalangan professional. 3. Tiada lagi keperluan untuk memberi kedudukan menteri berdasarkan kekuatan parti. bullshit..all the way with Anwar but good TDM demolished them ones for all
Agree with yr say... Rakyat vote is based on party, not individual. I thought it's because Tun M didn't attend that leadership meeting? So pick Anwar? Eh... Consistent la sikit... Don't like Tun M just say don't like. Prefer Anwar just say prefer Anwar. Enough wayang la. So now u hide behind manifesto. Pfft. In other words it was party first. Not nation first. A nations success is not bound by a manifesto.
Dr M reneged on his promise to genuinely hand over. Since when the promise became a premise that AI must go to the Dewan to command the majority first? Being the incumbent, Dr M can take his time to scheme for support, which he did but failed in the coup. Dr M killed the PH govt. Just wanna say, by choosing anwar, u guys will be opposition again, and umno will lead the country. Good job. Congrats...
Also this means u never trusted your wise leader tun Mahathir. U were just muttering lies!!!! Traitor! Don't try to explain now and roll out your most respected lieutenants for these lies! Chicanery and game of thrones guanenglim 'so unnecessary'
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