KUCHING, Oct 10: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) deputy information chief Christopher Gira agrees with the dissolution of the 14th Parliament to allow power to be returned to the rakyat.
To him, Parliament should have dissolved in Feb 2020 following the resignation of former Prime Minister Tun Mahathir Mohamad and the failure of any party or coalition to obtain a convincing majority.
“Mandate must come from the rakyat (people) to whichever political party they choose to manage the country.
“Our nation’s economic and political stability depends on such a system, and the system’s existence must be built upon the mandate of the people.
“I agreed with the prime minister on the dissolution of Parliament in view of the current political instability. Since that is the case, let the rakyat choose the new government to rule the country,” said Gira, responding to Prime Minister Datuk Patinggi Ismail Sabri’s announcement of dissolving Parliament today to pave the way for a new mandate from the people.
Gira, also Tamin assemblyman, believed that if the 15th General Election (GE15) were to be held sooner, there is still the possibility of avoiding the North-east Monsoon, which usually brings high rainfalls and thus floods.
“The election is expected to be called by mid-November, after which it would be the wet season, likely leading to flooding in various parts of the country.
“It is our hope that flood conditions will be manageable during the election time,” said Gira.
Despite the expected wet season, he hoped the rakyat would continue exercising their rights to decide who would lead this nation or be the government of the day. — DayakDaily