Chin Peng Communist Party of Malaya Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in a news conference after the Dewan Rakyat sitting at the Parliament in Kuala Lumpur. PIX: NOOREEZA HASHIM / MalaysiaGazette/ 19 NOVEMBER 2019 tanjung piai by-election pakatan harapan
Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in a news conference after the Dewan Rakyat sitting at the Parliament in Kuala Lumpur. PIX: NOOREEZA HASHIM / MalaysiaGazette/ 19 NOVEMBER 2019

By Shawaliah Hadir

KUALA LUMPUR – The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government needs drastic changes if they wish to last for more than a term.

The President of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said, the coalition needs to relook into the leadership, policy and finances, especially when the less fortunate received aids prior to this but things have changed after the Barisan Nasional (BN) lost the previous general election.

Although the government is facing financial restrictions which led to the radical changes in several assistance to the people, the Ministry of Finance needs to be responsible in studying those policies.

“What is more important now after the by-election and we have received the result. We know what we need to pay attention on if the Pakatan Harapan wants to survive for more than a term. Drastic changes are needed. Either on the policy, the unity in the component parties of Pakatan Harapan, a more pro-people policy which can be implemented.

“Focus on developing the economy could be among the important agenda that could touch the B40 group. What are the assistance that were given in the past but are not being given now.

“We know that there are financial constraint and such, but, we need to relook into these things. We will bring it to the Finance Minister to review what we can implement,” he elaborated on the recent defeat at Tanjung Piai by-election.

Confessing that he was shocked by the defeat of Bersatu’s candidate during the by-election on 16 November, Muhyiddin said that the result was a signal given by the people.

“Yes, I am shock. Many philosophers made studies and surveys but they did not get that picture in their research. The government’s intelligence also did not give such impression. The people could be quiet and they did not want to talk about it,” he said.

According to Muhyiddin, the report on the analysis and PH strategies in the Tanjung Piai by-election will be presented to the Pakatan Harapan Presidential Council after a meeting with Bersatu.

Karmaine Sardini, the candidate from Pakatan Harapan suffered a majority 15,086 loss to the candidate from Barisan Nasional, Datuk Seri Dr Wee Jeck Seng.- MalaysiaGazette

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