I read with amazement the statement by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim who labelled the government as illegitimate, incompetent and the proclamation of emergency
as an abuse of power.

I would strongly urge Anwar to practice some self-reflection.
He appears to have completely forgotten that it was his recent actions that caused the “political instability” and distraction in the battle against Covid-19.

It was Anwar who held a press conference outrageously claiming that the government of Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had collapsed and that he had a “formidable and convincing majority”.

Having said that he left the press conference without producing a single name to support his claim and this he did in the midst of a national health crisis.

Worse came when he was granted an audience with the King and again failed to produce the names of the MPs purportedly supporting him.

And while he carried on this protracted and frivolous drama, the government of Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was daily grappling with the global pandemic. I cannot think of a single instance in which a senior political leader conducted himself in
such a manner when his country was faced with an unprecedented health crisis.

Anwar who claimed in his statement the government lacked transparency, failed to even be transparent to His Majesty on his so called formidable and convincing majority.

At a time of a major national health crisis, Anwar should have risen above his petty ambition and supported the government of the day. That would have been the statesman-like thing to do.

What he actually did raises serious questions as to his fitness for the high office which he has been so ferociously and single-mindedly pursuing, to the detriment of the people’s welfare.

Issued by,
Zuraida Kamaruddin
23 October 2020

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