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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Stop fuelling more harm


Salleh Said Keruak

Just yesterday, I wrote about how politicians should practice caution and be more responsible when issuing statements as it can have a detrimental affect on the stability and economy of the country.

It could also lead to unnecessary speculation and confusion.

Today, it was reported that Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said “The country’s “suffocating” politics will lead to national disunity” and that “our internal political problems include corruption and the economic downturn where people become victims and are made to pay the price’.

He added that Malaysia’s world standing was not good given the issues related to the leadership as “our country is under threat because of issues involving the leaders”.

Muhyiddin Yassin is Umno’s Deputy President and his President is the Prime Minister of Malaysia, the leader of our nation.

As a seasoned politician, Muhyiddin is surely well versed with Umno’s constitution, which specifies that a deputy president is to assist the duties of the president and to show his loyalty and support for the party.

His duties is not to undermine or to rock the boat.

His latest speech in Pagoh has somehow raised speculation that this was another one of Muhyiddin’s subtle attempt to discredit and undermine the leadership of his Prime Minister.

I would like to think that it was a speech taken out of context.

But if it wasn’t and the intention was indeed to discredit his President’s leadership, then he lacks the quality of being a team player and a decision needs to be made by either him or the party to stop all speculation about his stand once and for all.

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