Unity government will do economy good, says expert
KUALA LUMPUR: A unity government is the only viable solution in helping Malaysia quickly refocus its efforts towards addressing the bigger issues at p...27 Feb 2020 / 07:55 H. KUALA LUMPUR : A unity government is the only viable solution in helping Malaysia quickly refocus its efforts towards addressing the bigger issues at play such as the multiple threats to its economy, says econometrics expert Prof Dr Mahendhiran Nair. “A unity government will stop all the politicking and put politicians back on the road to salvaging the Malaysian economy. We need this as we navigate through one of the most challenging times due to the (US-China) trade war, intensive competition from other regional players and Covid-19,” he told Bernama in an interview. Earlier, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in a televised address had explained that his resignation was due to the amount of politicking taking place even as the country was battling a weak economy and virus scare. Mahathir said that politicians had become so engrossed over party matters that it blinded them towards pressing issues affecting the nation and its people. The interim prime minister has said that if permitted, he would try to establish an administration that does not favour any party but prioritises the interests of the country instead. Unity government gives more clout Mahendhiran said a unity government would give the prime minister a stronger hand to pursue the reform agenda, to rid the country of financial scandals and strengthen the fundamentals of the economy. This would enable it to re-emerge as a “roaring tiger economy”, like in the early 1990s. He pointed out that the economy had not attained its potential after the last general election, even after Mahathir was appointed the premier for the Pakatan Harapan coalition. “His position was not as strong as when he was the fourth prime minister. This hindered him from pursuing a stronger and faster reform agenda. “He has lamented about this – that he had to consult all the parties before taking any bold policy decisions. And often times, he would end up under severe criticism from his own party members and opposition,” said Mahendhiran, who is also the CEO of Monash Malaysia R&D Sdn Bhd and the Monash University vice-president of R&D. Compounding the situation was the public’s increasing frustration with the slow progress of the reform agenda, he said. Without a two-third majority in the parliament, it was hard for the prime minister and Pakatan Harapan to see through key reform agenda. “I think Tun knows that even if someone else took over, he would also become a ‘lame-duck’ prime minister with very little power to lead a much-needed fast and dynamic reform agenda, which is critical in transforming Malaysia into a politically stable and globally competitive economy,” he said. He believed that everyone was cognisant of the fact that it would take someone of Mahathir’s stature to make a political transformation as such – via a unity government – in order to get Malaysia to leap into the next stage of development. Getting the house in order Mahendhiran further opined that the current political dynamics in Malaysia made it hard for any future prime minister to govern a multiethnic and multireligious Malaysia, and this in turn jeopardises efforts to build a stable and globally-competitive economy. The former is critical to ensuring that the latter takes place. “Perhaps, a positive outcome from all this is a unity government that puts the interest of its people and socioeconomic development of the country first. “There should be less of politicking and other trivial matters that can fragment the nation and stifle its progress. The world around is changing really fast and the nation needs to keep up and not be hindered by pent-up race and religious issues,” he said. Despite the economic issues the country is reeling from, Mahendhiran believed that in the long term, a unity government comprising elected representatives from all parties would fare well in the country. “As long as they seriously pursue the reform agenda and put in place a robust socioeconomic turn-around plan, the long-term prospect for the economy will be on much better stronger footing than when Mahathir it inherited after the last election,” he said. Is unity government possible? Is there a provision under the Federal Constitution that allows an interim prime minister to form a unity government? Not exactly, says advocate and solicitor Faisal Moideen. “It’s not directly tied to the Constitution. However, Article 43 (2) on the appointment of cabinet members stipulates that they are to be appointed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on the advice of the prime minister. That article doesn’t stipulate that such an appointment must come from the ruling party or ruling coalition. “Also, the Constitution doesn’t expressly recognise or stipulates anything about political parties or composition of coalitions. So as long Article 43 is followed, anyone who is from Dewan Rakyat or Dewan Negara can be appointed into the cabinet,” he said. — Bernama Read more: theSun
Kahkahkah...expert my ass...when you’re dealing with atok, there are no more unity but dictaty😂 Mmg bagus.. Tp bila nk luluskn usul haru biru la sbb dlm parlimen ramai lg ahli politik yg pentingkan diri, bebal & bengap.. unity government with corrupt leaders like najib, zahid, ku nan, and others? pklnhulu1989 Sokong Tun chedetofficial 110% 💪
chedetofficial you practically were a one-man rule for 22 years with an ineffective opposition. A lot of the current problems are bcs of you, like Najib. UMNO is evil. No place for any of them in government, Even your PBBM is racist. You were a necessary evil to remove Jibby. Honestly didn't realise Malaysia has so many bloody 'experts' until last Sunday. Everyday a new expert has a view. 'Sources' are a close second. This tweet is based on info from a source. Any expert view on this? Lol
👏👏👏 One man rules all. good or bad? Only if there is a succession plan, maybe it's not too bad. Rakyat will not support it...leave it o rakyat so let they decide which party they choose...not tun M choose a party n start new goverment b4 tis rakyat choose PH n now collapse.. No sure about that
Bantah pembangunan hutan Kuala Langat, Orang Asli berarak ke pejabat MB | The Malaysian InsightMereka dari 12 kampung, pelbagai suku Orang Asli membantah rancangan Selangor menamatkan pewartaan hutan simpan itu. Diorang tak minta peruntukan pembangunan pun. Hanya mahu rumah mereka yg tercinta tak diroboh. Harap MB pertimbang sedalam dalamnya agar tak aniaya golongan yg berhak. Kasim oo kasim. Kasim diam ke? Kasimm oo siti
How good is it if there exists those from Pengkhianat like Muyhiddin/Azmin and their gangs that caused the collapse of PH. Worst still, if consists of those corrupted waiting to attend trials. paid review by an expert at this point. anything other than PH is good for the economy Agreed👍🏻
300 Orang Asli bantah mansuh Hutan Simpan Kuala Langat UtaraWakil Orang Asli Kuala Langat berkata komuniti itu tinggal di hutan simpan itu sejak 1845 hasil pemberian Sultan Abdul Samad Tengku Abdullah. FMTNews AmirudinShari Rahman KualaLangat
Orang Asli deliver protest note to MB over Kuala Langat forestA group of more than 200 gathered outside to voice their objections to the controversial move to degazette the forest reserve. Kau tengok nie jemin ank buah kau punya kerja.Orang asli pun rakyat malaysia agak2 la yb Selangor. aptb
Orang Asli submit protest letters against proposed degazetting of Kuala Langat forest reserve | Malay MailSHAH ALAM, Feb 26 — The Orang Asli community who live in the area surrounding the forest reserve, Hutan Simpan Kuala Langat Utara, today conveyed to the Selangor government, six letters of protest against the proposed degazetting of the forest, and urged the government to reconsider such a move....
Let's go for unity govt and give full support to Dr Mahathir, says Wan SaifulPETALING JAYA: There will be a unity government if Tun Dr Mahahir Mohamad gets full support in Parliament, says Wan Saiful Wan Jan. Get lost Kesian wansaiful tak sempat jadi Menteri kah kah kah Diaml wansaiful
Sources: Dr M eyeing ‘unity government’ | Malay MailKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 25 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is proposing to lead a unity government and has invited lawmakers from across rival political parties to join, political sources said today, after his shock resignation as prime minister. Dr Mahathir proposed the idea of a grand coalition to leaders... Haha 🤣 told someone that today. Not rocket science but it will be lopsided. Let’s see Guys Hear me out What if we turned malaysia into a one-party state 😳👉👈 Follow similar route of the BN with many parties, gosh don't repeat the same mistake again.