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By Adrian Lim
KUCHING, Mar 1: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing says the new government formed by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is not a backdoor government.
Masing who is Deputy Chief Minister argued that the downfall of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government was due to their unfulfilled promises which had led to the loss of trust.
“The appointment of Muhyiddin as the 8th prime minister of Malaysia is not a backdoor government.
“PH had betrayed their 14th general election (GE14) manifesto which caused it to collapse.
“(Former prime minister) Tun Dr Mahathir (Mohamad) had so many unfulfilled promises resulted in them (PH) losing five by-elections in a row.
“If PH had looked inward at themselves, they would have known the dissatisfaction of the voters who elected them in,” said Masing in a statement.
Not only that, Masing said the many U-turn policies made by PH was also one of the factors causing the voters to lose confidence in the PH government.
Masing was responding to Bersih 2.0 chairman Thomas Fann who was quoted as saying that the move by the United Malays National Organisation (Umno), Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (Pas) and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) to appoint Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as the prime minister was undemocratic and is a betrayal to the people’s trust in the government they voted for.
Fann argued that Muhyiddin did not have the legitimacy to be the prime minister because his power base came from the leaders who were rejected by the people in the last general election, in particular from Umno.
Fann opined that Muhyiddin’s appointment can still be challenged in Parliament at the upcoming sitting through a motion of no confidence.— DayakDaily