KUALA LUMPUR – Former Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who is now an ally to Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah urged the Members of Parliament to reject the third reading of Budget 2021.
According to him, the measure is important as the government led by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is not stable.
“If the 222 Members of Parliament in the country love the country, they should not choose the party. Do not choose for themselves, but for the country.
“I hope that there will be enough of Members of Parliament who would want the country to recover. We want to see a government not based on what we can get, on the contrary, what we can contribute towards the development of the country,” he said during a news conference at the Al-Bukhary Foundation today.
According to him, the Supply Bill (Budget) 2021 will be read for the third time tomorrow.
Both of them said that the urge portrays that the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government does not have a strong majority.
According to them, the leadership of Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is also weak and does not prioritise on the trust given by the people.
Meanwhile, Dr Mahathir and Tengku Razaleigh said that the Members of Parliament need to evaluate if they want to reject and replace the government with a stronger government.
“Perhaps tomorrow, when they vote for the third reading of the budget, there is a possibility that the government may collapse,” he said.
In the same news conference, Tengku Razaleigh said that the duo are willing to cooperate and lead the government if the PN government is toppled tomorrow.
According to Tengku Razaleigh, the unstable government gives a bad signal to foreign investors.
“I believe that the current government is not valid. Therefore, the government is not very stable.
“When the government is not stable, like what Tun said just now with a majority of two votes, no one will place their confidence, not only to the politics but also the economic.
“If the position is unstable, nobody wants to invest. Foreign exchange dips and it is so bad that nobody wants to bring money into the country,” he said. –MalaysiaGazette