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By Adrian Lim
KUCHING, Aug 25: Saratok MP Datuk Ali Biju has blasted former Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) deputy president Syed Husin Ali who claimed that former Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was just the worst prime minister of Malaysia.
Ali, who is a member of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) had come to defend Muhyiddin who is Bersatu president by saying that the latter was among the best prime ministers in Malaysia and had set a gold standard for a prime minister’s conduct.
“Muhyiddin is not the worst prime minister, but ranks among the best we have ever had.
“No other prime minister before him has sacrificed his job by refusing to compromise upon an important principle.
“He preferred to sacrifice his position as prime minister, rather than give in to kleptocrats or interfere with court matters.
“Far from being a failed prime minister, he had set the gold standard on Prime Ministerial conduct.
“It is in the narrow political interest of the opposition and it’s supporters to pile abuse upon Muhyiddin, but history will judge him quite differently,” said Ali in a statement.
Ali, who is also Krian assemblyman continued to state that Muhyiddin, who is Perikatan Nasional (PN) chairman was the only prime minister to offer seven olive branches in the form of seven major reforms which would have far-reaching effect on the political landscape of Malaysia.
He claimed those reforms were proposed by envoys from the opposition in a series of meetings but were rejected by opposition leaders upon Muhyiddin announced it.
The rejection, Ali believed reflected the opposition’s insincerity and accentuated Muhyiddin’s gentlemanly conduct in keeping the latter’s end of the bargain.
On Syed Husin’s criticism on Muhyiddin, Ali also opined that the former’s view was not constructive and one-sided as the former is a hardcore supporter of PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. — DayakDaily