KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 5 – PPBM President Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin seems to be increasingly confused since he is no longer the Prime Minister and the defeat of Perikatan Nasional (PN) in Melaka state election, said Vice President Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin.
He said Muhyiddin’s argument that the dominant political party system was no longer suitable was acceptable was dangerous because the centralization of power was on individuals and not parties.
“I think he forgot that he was removed from the post of Prime Minister because PPBM is not dominant in the PN Government. Because his PPBM party is small, the government led by him can easily fall.
“Or maybe he does not remember that the political instability that Malaysia has experienced over the past 42 months is because there was no largest and dominant party in forming the government. It saw dozens of MPs jumped to join them as a ‘trade’ for him to form a government.
“Malaysia has never witnessed an episode of betrayal of the people’s mandate of such magnitude. Only since PPBM became the government in PH (Pakatan Harapan) and PN, the cheating political culture has become common,” he said in a FB pposting.
Khaled added Muhyiddin’s statement could also mean that Malaysia can no longer recognise the Westminster-style democracy.
“It means only the biggest and strongest parties are invited to form the government. Around the world, party political movements are scrambling to win elections with the most seats.
“Only with the most seats, a majority government can be formed. With a comfortable majority, the government can focus on developing the country instead of saving power,” he said.
Khaled commented that in the next general election, everyone will see how many seats PPBM will contest.
“In GE-14, they won only 13 seats but their leader became the Prime Minister. Perhaps because of that, PPBM is comfortable to be just a small party but needs a lease of life from UMNO.
“God willing, in the next GE, Umno will be the dominant party and return true Westminster-style democracy to Malaysia,” he added.