People are the biggest loser in recent political debacle

Michael Tiang

KUCHING, Feb 27: The recent political debacle has hurt the country’s economy and thus adversely impacted the people as a whole.

Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) youth chief Michael Tiang in a press statement pointed out that investment market saw a RM43 billion loss in the first two days of this political drama.

“During these few days of political impasses, the immediate and biggest victims are the people, not the politicians who lost their ministerial posts and power in Putrajaya,” he said.

Tiang also noted that Malaysian economy has not recovered since the 14th General Election (GE14), and now with the ongoing political turmoil, the country is heading towards a worse state.

He said that the weak Malaysian Ringgit and the deadly Covid-19 outbreak are among others issues that are left unattended.

“The people pay the heaviest price when the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government failed. Therefore it is only right to dissolve the parliament and let the people to decide and choose a new government that focuses on the people’s agenda, not their political quests.

“It’s a shame that both Democratic Action Party (DAP) and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) which are holding the most seats in the parliament have no intention to ask for the parliament to be dissolved and let the people to decide. Are they too afraid to face the polls again?” he asked.

Tiang also reminded PH that in a democracy, people’s wishes are paramount, not the elected representatives.

“No politicians and political parties should be above the people,” he said.— DayakDaily