One-day sitting shows PN scared of no-confidence move, says Mat Sabu

Amanah president Mohamad Sabu.

PETALING JAYA: Amanah president Mohamad Sabu today said the one-day Parliament sitting next week shows that the Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition is afraid of a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.

In a statement, he said the move was expected and reflects neither credibility nor democratic practices on the part of the PN government.

“Of course we expect them to hide behind the excuse of ‘enough politicking’ even though they are the ones who are eager to take and divide power among themselves during the Covid-19 outbreak,” he said.

“If Parliament is not a platform to showcase democracy at work, does that mean the streets will decide for us after this?

“Clearly, the PN government is not only a backdoor government but a spineless one as well.”

The Dewan Rakyat was initially scheduled to sit for 15 days beginning May 18 after being postponed from March 9 following the change of government.

However, MPs were later told that the house would convene for only one day, on May 18.

Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad had attempted to bring a motion of no confidence against his successor Muhyiddin Yassin during this sitting.

But while his proposal was given the green light by Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof, the Dewan Rakyat speaker later said that there would only be one item on the agenda: the royal address by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

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