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YOURSAY | ‘Rakyat have trust issues with Muhyiddin’

YOURSAY | ‘He betrayed his allies, lied to the king and Parliament.’

Muhyiddin offers olive branch to opposition, promises reforms

GooseNBanter: Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said he cannot resign because no one else commands the majority to replace him.

You can be replaced by a minority government - that’s very possible and has been done before elsewhere. What’s crucial is for you to vacate Putrajaya immediately.

The rakyat have seen and been given more than enough ‘sampling’ by you and your cabinet to gauge your calibre and formidability as a government. Neither of which you have even faintly managed to demonstrate through your utterly appalling tenure.

You can keep your sorrys and chew on that olive branch for all we care.

GanMu: Muhyiddin is desperate. It’s none of his business if "no one else commands the majority to replace him." The Agong can take care of that.

He said he would call for a special sitting of the Dewan Rakyat if a deal is struck, and he promised that he will act honourably and constitutionally to resolve this political crisis. In other words, he is only acting honourably and constitutionally because he does not have the mandate.

Please, Muhyiddin, don’t hold the Dewan Rakyat to ransom. Do your act honourably and constitutionally, as is required of you, and convene a special Parliament sitting immediately. That’s what the Agong wants.

All the chickens are now coming home to roost. Your past actions are coming back to haunt you and you now have to eat humble pie. You didn’t think of acting honourably when you betrayed the Pakatan Harapan government. The wounds may have healed but the scars remain.

Now it’s time to let the Agong act accordingly.

Ceylon Spice Tea: According to Article 43(2)(a) of the Federal Constitution, the Agong shall appoint as the prime minister to preside over the cabinet a member of the House of Representatives who in his judgement is likely to command the confidence of the members of that House.

Meanwhile, Article 40(2)(a) of the Federal Constitution states that the Agong may "act at his discretion" in the performance of the following functions:

(i) the appointment of a prime minister;

(ii) the withholding of consent to a request for the dissolution of Parliament;

Pursuant to Articles 43(2)(a) and 40(2)(a) of the Federal Constitution, although the appointment of the prime minister is subject to the majority support of the MPs, it still requires “the discretion” of the Agong in appointing a new prime minister.

Aegis: Muhyiddin is trying to confuse and divide the opposition, openly offering a senior minister-level post to the opposition to entice them to back him.

He cannot be trusted. Whoever joins him now will have very little chance come the next GE. The ploy is to drag everybody through the mud so that everybody looks equally bad. Even if some opposition back him and come up with good ideas to reduce the Covid cases and fatalities, credit will be taken by Muhyiddin.

PN have created a super huge mess; only a new competent government can stop the slide and rebuild the country.

BrownCheetah9736: Don’t trust him, DAP. He’s coming for your party. He will do what he does best – betray you and split your party.

He had more than 12 months to do all these things that he says he is going do, and what did he do?

Arresting those who were against him, enticing frogs, asking the despicable House speaker to block Parliament, and using the Registrar of Societies (ROS) to reject registrations and party resolutions, etc.

Cogito Ergo Sum: Muhyiddin, when you were home minister, you went after the Indian members of the DAP. You wanted to destroy the party. You have openly said you cannot work with them. Now, you are begging them to save you? Have you no shame?

You have singlehandedly destroyed this already perishing once beautiful nation with your brand of racism and bigotry. It did not work.

You hired utter imbeciles who could not be bothered whether Malaysians were dying or starving. You messed up big time. No more, Muhyiddin.

2 Cents: By making such offers to the opposition on national TV, it means he finally admits that he has no majority support.

But he told the king last week that he has the majority support. Can anyone trust a person who would even lie to our head of state in order to buy time?

He is offering a list of reforms which was largely the previous cabinet's work-in-progress before they were halted or derailed due to his betrayal. Can anyone trust a person who was responsible for halting these reforms to carry out the reforms?

If these reforms had been the work-in-progress of the previous cabinet, wouldn't it be better to get the members of the previous cabinet back to see through their implementation rather than entrusting it to the current cabinet members who never had any intention to implement these reforms until now when their legitimacy is being questioned?

On top of these reforms, the most pressing issue now is the livelihood of the people that are severely affected by the mismanagement of the current cabinet. So, it doesn't make any sense for the opposition to accept his concessions because the country needs a new cabinet.

Is there any guarantee that his offers are not going to be a bounce cheque? Seriously, can anyone still trust this person who betrayed his allies, lied to the king, Parliament and the people?

BusinessFirst: Muhyiddin, for all the unnecessary deaths and misery you and your party and allies have caused, just go and go now.

You have effectively admitted that you do not command a majority, you must resign and leave it to the king to decide on the next steps in accordance with the Constitution. You do not get to decide that following the Constitution is not the best, so therefore you stay on.

Ask the king to dissolve Parliament and/or resign - that is what you have to do when you lose majority support. There is no need to suggest these other so-called options.

Also, the opposition must be stupid to believe in any of your promises.

Rupert16: "I promise that I will act honourably and constitutionally to resolve this political crisis,” said Muhyiddin.

For a start, Muhyiddin should be honourable enough to have a vote of confidence in the Dewan Rakyat next week. The other matters that he raised can be discussed after that.

One thing for sure, he can no longer be the PM of Malaysia. He has proven to be inept and incompetent, and his ministers are no better.

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