Tiong urges PH leaders to put aside political interests for sake of country’s future

Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing

KUCHING, Oct 15: PH leaders should not rock the current political situation as the country is fighting against the Covid-19 pandemic as well as for economic survival, according to PDP president Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing.

“I want to call on the leaders of Pakatan Harapan (PH) to stop the farce at the moment of trying to usurp power. The Perikatan Nasional (PN) government has only about two years before the next general election.

“When the current government’s mandate is over, the people will naturally vote for the government they want in the elections, instead of fighting an online war of words as is happening now.

“So, it is more prudent to let the political situation operate in stability for now. Let the international community regain some confidence in our country’s economy so that investors are assured of making the right choice and we can attract the foreign investments needed to revive the economy,” the Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) president opined in a statement today.

He also hoped that the ruling PN government can unite in governing the country to fight Covid-19 and to stabilise the economy.

“If there are any disagreements or misgivings, these must be discussed at a roundtable in the spirit of mutual collaboration to negotiate a win-win solution, rather than address them through the media. Empty propaganda is what brought the political arena to such a mess today, which is a stain on our country’s reputation,” he added.

Tiong, who is also the Special Envoy to the People’s Republic of China asserted that the current PH government is not a “backdoor” government as claimed by PH and their supporters as the PH government collapsed first, which led to a need to fill the void to continue governing the country.

Thus he hoped that politicians across the spectrum, from the ruling coalition to the opposition would put the plight of the people above their ambitions for personal fame and fortunes.

Meanwhile, Tiong opined that Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s audience before the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on Oct 13 has again put Malaysia on the map for the wrong reasons.

“Revitalising the economy and ensuring sufficient food and essentials are the priorities that Malaysia must pursue. We must attempt to stabilise the country’s political situation, and begin to do so with the politicians before we ask the nation to remain calm and seek stability.

“Therefore, it is imperative for all to stop these ridiculous acts in an attempt to seize power, and instead continue to lend our support to YAB Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. The PM has to date performed well in leading our response to the pandemic and organising the country’s economic policies,” added Tiong.

Tiong, who is also the Bintulu MP, was responding to Anwar’s claim on Oct 13 that he had majority support in Parliament following his courtesy call on the Yang di-Pertuan Agong at Istana Negara.

However, a palace official later clarified that Anwar only informed the King that he has the majority but did not submit the name list of MPs who are aligned with him.

It was reported that the Agong will summon party leaders in the next few days to discuss the latest political update.

In the late afternoon of Oct 13, Muhyiddin told the media that he would leave it to the Agong to decide the next course of action. — DayakDaily