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By Peter Sibon
SERIAN, Sept 23: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing today described Pakatan Harapan leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s behaviour as “childish and unbecoming” for a former deputy prime minister.
“You don’t play with people’s emotion and speculation like that. I’m very surprised that Anwar does thing like this. For a small kid maybe, but as an adult and as a former Deputy Prime Minister masih main macam tu (still playing the same political game to be prime minister).
“That’s not very nice for him. That’s very unbecoming for him,” Masing told reporters at an impromptu press conference after attending a “Leader-meet-the-people” session at SJK Chung Hua multipurpose hall here today.
Masing also criticized Anwar’s obsession with becoming the next prime minister as he cited it was creating uncertainty for the country.
“It’s a failed attempt. A person of his standing should not do things like that. It is unexpected and unbecoming for Anwar to speculate along those line.
“Orang Sarawak is very stable, we have made our announcement backing Tan Sri Muhyiddin (as Prime Minister). To us, the stability of this government is more important than who becomes Prime Minister. That’s important to us,” he said.
Anwar in a press conference earlier had claimed that he had a strong, formidable majority to form the next government.
However, he refused to reveal how many of seats in Parliament were now under him or from which party they were from, pending an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
Currently, Muhyiddin’s Perikatan Nasional (PN), a loose coalition comprising of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, Parti Islam Se-Malaysia, Gabungan Bersatu Sabah and GPS, is currently controlling Parliament with a razor thin majority of 113 out of 222 seats. — DayakDaily