No party is dominant in the new era of national politics today, said Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin today.
“We are entering a new era in our country’s politics,” he was quoted as saying.
“No party can claim that they are the most dominant party and are more entitled to hold the reins of power by belittling the role of other parties. This is old politics. ”
Muhyiddin’s statement issued a week after the Umno general assembly which saw the insistence that the Malay party back to being dominant.
Apart from that, Umno also severed ties with Bersatu in the 15th General Election (GE15) besides urging its ministers to resign from the National Alliance (PN) government.
Muhyiddin said, in this new political era, all parties have the same important role and contribution to look after the welfare of the people and develop the country.
“Because of that, we need to adopt a political culture based on understanding, consultation and consensus in finding the best way to preserve political stability, defend the destiny of the people and drive the country’s progress,” he said.
“In whatever political direction a political party takes, the main consideration must be the interests of the people and the country, not the interests of individuals or small groups.”
Muhyiddin said all political parties, including the MIC, must take into account the interests of the people and the country in determining the direction.
“I would like to thank the MIC for continuing to support the PN government.
“This is a rational action because with the support of the MIC, the National Alliance government can continue to function well in governing the country and provide the best service to the people, especially in these difficult times.”
Muhyiddin said he hoped the MIC would support PN, not only now, but also in the future.
“I believe that if we are on the same track, in the same ranks, we will be able to together contribute to the progress and prosperity of the country which will definitely provide great benefits to all citizens regardless of race.”