Many discerning Malaysians are concerned that Prime Minister Mahiaddin Yasin, who has finally relented to table a confidence motion, is using time as a strategy to continue to prop up his government who has lost the backing of the majority of MPs.
Unfortunately, the opposition parties have no leader with a clear majority in Parliament, and this has given Mahiaddin the time to manoeuvre to his own great advantage.
To date, opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has not made a firm statement that he will not work with the kleptocrats to form a government. This has made the opposition less credible to form a government in spite of all the criticism levelled at the government in Parliament.
By suggesting September for the no-confidence motion, instead of the earlier date, there will be uncertainties in the country, besides the lost confidence among business, industries and long-term investors.
What is far more worrying is the horse trading, possible threats and corrupt methods used to get MPs to support the government, where time could be used till September to unethically cajole MPs to support it. There are already allegations of blackmail and other means used towards this end of propping the Perikatan Nasional government.
The prime minister’s allegation that certain parties are wanting him to interfere in their criminal court cases should be also investigated.
It is sad that the nation’s anti-corruption drive has not stood the test of time by standing in the corridors of power to investigate all allegations of political corruption by the government and kleptocrats who are part of the current opposition to the Mahiaddin government.
The current strategy of buying time is a great doorway to uncertainty and corruption. It shows a lack of integrity of the PN government.
Pakatan Harapan, whose parliamentary alliances seem to be vague, needs to be clear who it really intends to form a coalition with if Mahiaddin resigns. – The Malaysian Insight