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By Peter Sibon
KUCHING, June 5: A snap general election is the best way forward to address the current political imbroglio in Peninsular Malaysia, opined Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing.
According to him, the power struggle between current Prime Minster Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad and Pakatan Harapan chairman Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is best settled through the ballot papers.
“I think this (snap general election) is the best answer to the current political situation. Let Malaysians decide who do they want. Either its Muhyiddin, Mahathir or Anwar,” said Masing when contacted by DayakDaily today
Masing added that since the Malays formed 64 per cent of the population in Malaysia, the post of the prime mastership will continue to be held by them.
“The Malays will still be the prime minister as 64 per cent of the seats are under them. They will not lose power. They will always stand to win,” said Masing.
On whether Sarawak should dissolve its State Legislative Assembly should Parliament is dissolved, Masing, who is also Deputy Chief Minister, asserted that Sarawak should follow suit as well.
“As far as I’m concerned, if Parliament is dissolved our DUN should be also be dissolved, but that depends very much on the Chief Minister as it is his call,” he stressed.
Masing was commenting on the fluid political situation in Peninsular Malaysia where Dr Mahathir has viewed to take over the federal government after the Pakatan Harapan lost power in February.
Meanwhile, Masing reiterated that whoever leads Putrajaya, Sarawak should remain united under Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg as he has proven to be a capable leader to lead a plural society like Sarawak. -DayakDaily