KUCHING, Sept 24: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Women’s wing has called out Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for causing anxiety among Malaysians by declaring that he has the number to form a new government.
PBB Women chief Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah in a statement told off Anwar not to be obsessed with power but put people’s interests first when the country is just recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The PWPBB fully condemned the recent move by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in declaring that he has the numbers to form a new government.
“The move has caused anxiety among the rakyat and businesses which are still grappling to recover from the negative effects of the Covid-19 pandemic that has almost crippled the nation and the whole world.
“We, PWPBB wants to see political stability, national unity and economic recovery with the country having a healthy financial market. This should be the focus and priority of political parties and politicians right now.
“Politicians like Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim are advised to curb their ferocious appetites and indulgence for power and let the rakyat and nation have a break from their destructive and divisive politics for once so at least they (the people) can get up on their feet after the onset of Covid-19 which have not yet subsided.
“As a leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim should have the best interest of the country and people at heart and should not be too obsessed with being Prime Minister and in doing so causing damage and hardship to people’s livelihood by his baseless unending political game,” said Fatimah.
Anwar, in a press conference yesterday, 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, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s Perikatan Nasional (PN), a loose coalition comprising of Bersatu, Parti Islam Se-Malaysia, Gabungan Bersatu Sabah and Gabungan Parti Sarawk, is currently controlling Parliament with a razor thin majority of 113 out of 222 seats. — DayakDaily