KUCHING, Feb 29: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president calls on all political leaders and MPs to forgive each other and move on as “no one are angels while not all in the past are demons”.
Commenting on the appointment of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as the country’s next prime minister, he said it was time for members of Parliament (MPs) to settle down and work.
“With the swearing in of Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as the 8th Malaysian Prime Minister tomorrow, the political roller coaster ride, which Malaysians were forced endure, comes to an end.
“Let the Malaysian lawmakers settle down and govern this country as they were elected to do.
“Let’s forget and forgive the past and get together and administer this country. After all not all of us are angels and not everybody in the past were devils,” he said in response to the latest political development.
Masing, who is also Deputy Chief Minister, hopes MPs have learnt their lessons and be better administers of the nation.
“It is my hope that Malaysian lawmakers learnt from their mistakes and be the better administrators of this beloved nation of ours,” he added.
On Monday, former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad resigned amid an attempt to form a backdoor government which further aggravated the already chaotic political turmoil.
Following Dr Mahathir’s resignation, the Pakatan Harapan (PH) headed by him collapsed. The whole episode was followed by Bersatu pulling out of PH.
Amid political chaos and cabinet vacuum, the King intervened and appointed Dr Mahathir as the interim prime minister while at the same time, looked for a political solution.
During this time, Dr Mahathir, Muhyiddin and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim all tried to gather support for themselves as there was no majority among the three split pacts.
This afternoon, finally, the King announced that Muhyiddin has the majority MPs with him and declared the latter to be the 8th prime minister of Malaysia.— DayakDaily