PMO’s statement rude and arrogant, says PH

By S. Harrish

THE Pakatan Harapan (PH) presidential council described the statement by the Prime Minister Office yesterday that defended the emergency revocation, as rude and arrogant.

The council said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin should tender his resignation immediately  as he has lost his good relationship with the king and was unlikely to survive long in that capacity.

The PH council said in a statement today that the cabinet, Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun and Attorney-General Tan Sri Idrus Harun should also step down for defying the king’s decree.

Meanwhile, there have been proposals from Umno for an interim government to replace the current administration.

Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said the party should use this opportunity to show leadership for a country that is in desperate need of it.

“Umno must save Malaysia by working towards forming an interim government with just three goals,” Khaled said.

They are to manage the economy, manage the health crisis and prepare the country for the 15th general election.

He said the interim government can do so by ensuring that Parliament convenes, guaranteeing freedom of the press and ensuring that all government decisions are held accountable by Parliament.

He added that the time for Umno to be involved with those who have a lust for power and positions in the PN government has come to an end.

“Umno MPs must either choose to stand with the rulers and people or with the PM and PN,” Khaled said.

Umno supreme council member Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani echoed similar sentiments, saying an interim government was necessary.

“The time has come for all political leaders to support an interim prime minister who would focus on vaccination and ensure that no one is left out.

He said since all adults can be vaccinated by October, the interim prime minister can dissolve Parliament by the end of this year and hold the general election in early 2022.