PKR president Anwar Ibrahim said Perikatan Nasional (PN) government leaders are currently more busy persuading PKR MPs than to deal with the Covid-19 outbreak.
He was quoted as saying in an interview with CNBC. He also claimed that among the leaders who were actively playing politics was Home Minister Hamzah Zainuddin.
“We have leaders, ministers, including domestic ministers who should focus on the virus and national security issues but try to attract (support) the people, contact the MPs from our party and persuade them, promising various remuneration to join them,” he said.
He was also asked if PH still wanted to continue with the vote of no confidence against the Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and if the coalition had enough MPs to support the motion in parliament.
He said now is the time to focus on public welfare, viruses, and national security. However, the Port Dickson MP is still optimistic about the PM’s no-confidence vote.
It was reported that there were ongoing efforts to lure PKR MPs to join the Perikatan Nasional. However, he said the motion for a vote of no confidence depends on the current situation of the country.
Currently, Anwar said PH supports the government in handling the Covid-19 outbreak.
“We are working with the government in all efforts to address this issue,” he said.
The Road Transport Department also shut down its counter after it was crowded.
Anwar said PH would support the government in handling the Covid-19 outbreak.
“We are with the government in all our efforts to address this issue,” he said.
However, Anwar said the government had no clear and coherent plan in handling the Covid-19 outbreak.
He said more needs to be done to look after the welfare of the poor and to ensure their well-being during the two-week two-movement control order.
Anwar also criticized the government for not banning religious gatherings earlier, as the Perikatan Nasional wants to be seen as an Islamic administration which he said had only led to a slow decision.
He also said that the government’s action to mobilize the army starting as something ‘absurd’.
“To me, this does not make sense to deploy the army at a time when the police can still control the situation,” Anwar said.
20th March 2020 20:30
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