PKR infighting spells doom for Malaysia, says Umno number 2

Mohamad Hasan is worried about disunity in PKR as it is part of the ruling coalition.

PETALING JAYA: Umno deputy president Mohamad Hasan has voiced concern that PKR leaders continue to quarrel over the prime minister’s post, as seen at the Pakatan Harapan party’s recent congress.

Mohamad said it was unfortunate that there had been no discussions on economic issues including the ringgit’s drop and rising debt.

“Billions of ringgit in foreign investment has left Bursa Malaysia, and its performance is among the worst in the world this year. As of last week, the amount of foreign investment which left Malaysia in 2019 was more than RM10 billion.

“The infighting will only fuel suspicion that Malaysia is in the wrong hands,” he said.

He said as part of the ruling coalition, PKR’s disunity will affect the country and the people.

“They are fighting over who will become prime minister and for how long. It is very worrying that the quarrel now involves ministers from PKR who should be focusing their attention on developing the country,” he said in a statement.

“What is happening to this Malaysia Baru? It’s more like ‘Malaysia haru biru’ (chaos).”

Tension between PKR’s top two leaders – Anwar Ibrahim and his deputy Mohamed Azmin Ali – erupted into violent scuffles between their supporters at the PKR national congress in Melaka last week.

Azmin and those aligned with him including Zuraida Kamaruddin, the housing and local government minister, chose to skip the final day of the congress, and instead held their own gathering at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

Mohamad said that since the Pakatan Harapan administration took over after last year’s general elections, foreign investment and the Bursa Malaysia’s performance has worsened.