KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 – Party President Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi explains why Umno urged the Prime Minister to resign but remained supportive of the Perikatan Nasional government.
He said this question was used as propaganda by anti-Umno cyber team. Umno, on the other hand, has been consistent in this matter for a long time and Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak also repeated it yesterday,” he said in a FB posting today.
To facilitate understanding related to the question, the Member of Parliament for Bagan Datuk gave an analogy related to a ship sailing according to the direction set by the captain.
“The job of the sailors is to sail the ship according to that direction. If the captain is in the wrong direction then the ship fails to reach the destination. But unfortunately the captain was too ego to admit the mistake he had made. So to correct the ship back to the actual route by replacing it with a capable captain.
“The same goes for the government. A government headed by a Prime Minister. Individuals in power determine its administration. ”
That is why, he said, Umno consistently wants the Prime Minister to be replaced so that the government that has failed returns to the right path again.
“On July 7, Umno decided to withdraw support for Tan Sri Mahiaddin as Prime Minister. UMNO wants the Prime Minister to be replaced in the interest of the people and the nation. After the pandemic is successfully overcome, the new Prime Minister will immediately advise the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to hand back the mandate to the people to hold the GE-15.”
He said, the story of why Umno supported the formation of the PN government last year is well known to many.
Earlier, he cited the views of academicians on the power of a Prime Minister as the captain of the government.
The Prime Minister has the right to elect and change ministers.
The Prime Minister even has the right to establish, dissolve ministries under him.
Has full power to determine the meeting of the cabinet or Cabinet.
The Prime Minister is not subject to the advice of his Cabinet. Has full power to determine governance.
Has the power to establish any special committee at the Cabinet level.
Appoint or establish an advisory body outside the Cabinet to advise him.
The Prime Minister does not interfere in the internal affairs of ministries not under his control.
However, the freedom of the minister to manage and administer the ministry still needs to be based on the general policy set by the Prime Minister.
That is how important it is for a Prime Minister who is capable of navigating the machinery of government administration.