Two MPs from Barisan Nasional (BN) have dismissed claims that the unity government led by prime minister Anwar Ibrahim will face the same fate as Muhyiddin Yassin’s Perikatan Nasional (PN) as it fell due to the internal power struggle.
According to Free Malaysia Today, Jempol MP Datuk Shamsulkahar Mohd Deli said BN had fully acknowledged that no single party was able to win GE15 and that the coalition collectively agreed to form a unity government as instructed by the Agong.
“We will not be involved in any manoeuvre. We abide by the King’s decree. We do not want more politicking. Our recent experience of having three prime ministers in four years is enough,” he said.
“The government must be enabled to focus its efforts on resolving issues pertaining to the economy and the people’s welfare.”
Earlier, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia information chief Wan Saiful Wan Jan claimed that Anwar’s unity government is doomed to be under constant threat of internal sabotage and is therefore unstable.
Normal for Opposition to naysay
Meanwhile, Kota Tinggi MP Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin echoed similar sentiments as Shamsulkahar and said that it was not a surprise for Wan Saiful to make such claims.
“He’s in the opposition, so he would likely make such remarks,” he said.
On 24 November, Anwar was appointed Malaysia’s 10th prime minister after nearly a week of drama. The drama ended with Pakatan Harapan (PH) receiving support from BN and the Borneo bloc comprising Gabungan Parti Sarawak and Gabungan Rakyat Sabah to form the next federal government.
Anwar is also expected to announce his Cabinet this evening.
In February 2020, the Sheraton move caused the collapse of the PH government after several Bersatu and PKR lawmakers jumped ship to their rivals to form a new coalition later named PN, which was led by Bersatu president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.