DAP Senator Tells PM to Sack Azmin, Hamzah to Work with Opposition

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Among the things Liew alleged Azmin and Hamzah are responsible for is the PN takeover in February, the Sabah elections and recent emergency scare.

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin should sack Hamzah Zainuddin and Mohamed Azmin Ali to make peace with the opposition, said DAP’s Liew Chin Tong.

The former deputy defence minister said the duo have caused a lot of harm to Malaysians and the opposition with their political manoeuvring.

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“To smooth (out) the process, Muhyiddin should also consider offering the heads of Hamzah Zainuddin and Azmin Ali, in exchange for the goodwill of all parties across the aisle to move forward in a bipartisan manner,” Liew said in a statement today.

Among the things Liew alleged the duo are responsible for is the Perikatan Nasional takeover in February, the Sabah elections and recent emergency scare.

The senator said the duo’s departure would result in a more holistic working political environment amid the pandemic.

“With the departures of Hamzah and Azmin from the cabinet, cooperation among the governing PN coalition parties will improve, and a friendlier milieu for a genuine bipartisan working relationship with the opposition in the time of the Covid-19 crisis would be fostered.”

The DAP strategist said this would be ideal to get support for a confidence and supply agreement, which is on the cards for Muhyiddin’s government.

“With equal treatment of opposition MPs, treating them as equals to backbenchers in terms of resources and access to providing policy inputs, with a confidence and supply agreement in place, the Muhyiddin government has an opportunity to turn the crisis into the new birth of Malaysian parliamentary democracy,” Liew said.

He added Muhyiddin could take this chance to level the playing field by not prosecuting the opposition and, instead, take them in as stakeholders.

“For the Muhyiddin government to move forward, (the prime minister) needs to accept that he is not governing with a two-thirds majority and there is no more one-party state.

“Muhyiddin must commit to stop persecuting the opposition and accept that he is the prime minister for all Malaysians and not just for Bersatu, to the irk of even his ally Umno, not to mention the opposition,” Liew said.