Govt should consider dissolving P’ment: Rosnah
Published on: Monday, June 29, 2020
By: Iskandar Dzulkifli
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PAPAR: The Government should consider dissolving the Parliament in the near future to pave way for a general election (GE) to resolve the political turmoil in the country.

Umno Supreme Council Member Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin said restoring the mandate to the people is a necessary step towards establishing a stable and solid government.

She said let the people decide which party they think would be able to govern the country more responsibly and to bring Malaysia to greater heights.

“This government (Perikatan Nasional), although formed by the mistakes and blunder of the old government (Pakatan Harapan), has to find a new mandate to make it a stronger, more stable and credible government.

“A responsible government will continue to carry out their responsibilities, while governments made up of politicians who fail to govern the country will be judged by the people.

“In today’s uncertain political situation, the people are the best medium to determine which government is fit to govern the country,” she said in a statement here.

Rosnah was commenting on a proposal by many political leaders who want a snap election to be held to resolve the political instability in the country.

Earlier, National Umno Vice-President Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid suggested that the snap general election be held as a step towards resolving political issues, especially with regard to the amount of support between parliamentarians and the opposition.

He said apart from returning the mandate to the people, the General Election was essential for the establishment of a ‘solid’ government in support of parliamentarians to continue the mission of developing the people and the nation.

When asked about the same general election at Sabah State Assembly, Rosnah said she agreed that the same action should be taken in light of the failure of the ruling party.

Rosnah, who is also the Umno Wanita Exco member, said this is evident when two Upko assemblymen left the party recently indicating that there was an uproar in the Warisan-Upko coalition and alliance with PKR and DAP.

“Not only that, there are many other issues that are clearly causing dissatisfaction not only among their elected people representatives but also the majority of the people in Sabah.

“Therefore, the dissolution of State Assembly so as to hold the general election should also be done in Sabah as to give the people the right to vote,” she said.

Earlier, Bersatu Sabah Strategy and Election Director, Datuk Seri Lajim Ukin was also reported as suggesting the Warisan-led State government to dissolve the State Legislative Assembly to pave way for the snap poll in the near future.

He said the move could be a platform by Warisan/Upko that is not in line with the Federal government to prove that the people’s support for the coalition is strong.



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