Six opposition members support the prime minister in an effort to ensure political stability

kuala lumpur: The decision by six opposition MPs to express support for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is to ensure political stability in the country and support elected representatives of the Rakyat people in their respective constituencies. It can be said that this is a great effort. .

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Razak Faculty of Technology and Information Lecturer Associate Professor Mazlan Ali said the support is an initiative to help the government formulate policies that can help the people while providing positive checks and balances.

“From another perspective, such a move can be seen as a reconciliation process in which the government takes into account the opposition’s allocation demands, which will lead to stability.”

“We believe that if the opposition agrees to such an initiative, an agreement can be forged through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) or something similar that could form the basis of cooperation that can ensure stability, and that once the MoU is signed, the people will “The actions of the six MPs can be seen as a noble initiative to ensure the welfare and well-being of the people of their respective constituencies,” he told Bernama.

The six members of Party Pribumi Bersatu (Bersatu) who announced their support for the Prime Minister are Datuk Syed Abu Hussin Hafiz Syed Abdul Fasal (Bukit Gantan), Datuk Dr Suhairi Abdul Rahman; (Labuan), Zahari Kechik (Jeri), and Mohd Azizi Abu. Naim (Gua Musang), Datuk Iskandar Zulkarnain Abdul Khalid (Kuala Kangsar), Datuk Dr Zulkahpeli Hanafi (Tanjong Karan).

Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof reportedly said that the Unity Government Secretariat Supreme Guidance Council had agreed in principle to consider expanding quotas to elected representatives from opposition parties. Ta.

Fadillah said a draft memorandum of understanding (MoU) will be prepared and submitted to the opposition for further discussion.

However, Dr. Mazlan touched on this issue (lawmakers supporting the prime minister) and said Bersatu’s actions to amend the party’s constitution to immediately revoke the membership of members and state parliament members who change parties or support the opposition party remain unclear. said.

“From a political point of view, I see the politician’s move to disagree with the six MPs as simply a motive to maintain his position within the party.

“It’s not clear from a legal perspective, but if such an act were to take place, the legal process would take a long time and parliamentary elections would not be possible after three years,” he said.

Dr Awang Azman Awang Pawi, associate professor at the Academy of Malay Studies at the University of Malaya, said the six MPs’ actions to support the government were merely a pledge and did not constitute a decision to join another party. He said that this has led to different perceptions among politicians.

“For Bersatu supporters, they will be seen as traitors, and some say it is up to the people to decide on allocations from the government and communicate them directly to the people.

“They have only pledged their support and declared that they still belong to the party (Bersatu). The Bersatu leadership must not be upset or angry and will take rash action against the six MPs. It shouldn’t be done.”

Meanwhile, Universiti Malaya adjunct professor Datuk Sabirin Jaafar said the Bersatu leadership’s act of “intimidating” the six MPs could be seen from a legal perspective under Article 124 of the Penal Code. . Because such a move is contrary to democracy.

“Anyone can report any violations to the police for investigation, and if elements are found that have violated democracy, they can send a report to the Attorney General’s Office for further action,” he said. ” he said. – Bernama

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