All parliamentarians should continue to serve until term ends to avoid more politicking, says Sedar president

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KUCHING, Aug 21: The people cannot afford to witness more political turmoil in the country, which has seen three prime ministers appointed in the last three years and in the midst of a worsening pandemic.

Parti Sedar Rakyat Sarawak (Sedar) president Dato Othman Abdillah, in highlighting this, called on all parliamentarians to move forward and serve until the end of the current term, lest it will be the people that will suffer the worsening pandemic.

“They should not risk the public’s health and safety by causing a situation where an early election needs to be called.

“So let this new government and Parliament serve their full term till May 2023 for any chance of meaningful work to end the sufferings of the people be achieved,” he said in a statement today in response to the appointment of Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob as the ninth Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Othman emphasised that all incumbent parliamentarians should be ashamed for causing the political turnover that put the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in “unnecessary awkwardness” for the second time in less than two years.

“His Majesty had made what is perhaps his most difficult decision on the position of the nation’s new Prime Minister. We must be thankful that His Majesty acted swiftly to relieve the country from potential chaos.

“All must respect the decision of our beloved King and immediately cease the despicable politicking of the past three years for personal and political interests,” he said.

The new administration under the leadership of Ismail Sabri, Othman pointed out, has a limited time left to do what it is supposed to do for the benefit of the public. — DayakDaily