Muar member of parliament (MP) Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman today lashed out at the government over Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s discharge not amounting to acquittal (DNAA) in Yayasan Akal Budi case.
Syed Saddiq claimed that the government was being hypocritical as they previously attacked the then-government openly in the Dewan Rakyat when they questioned the 1Malaysian Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal.
“If those in the House are silenced and cannot condemn the government, how can we discuss the issue?
“In 2015, 70 MPs from the opposition bloc raised the 1MDB issue and openly attacked the Attorney-General (AG), wanting to question the court’s decision.
“But when they are in the government now they are being hypocrites (by rejecting the motion),” he said in Dewan Rakyat, today.
Syed Saddiq said this after Sim Tse Zin (Pakatan Harapan-Bayan Baru) requested Datuk Awang Hashim (Perikatan Nasional-Pendang) to withdraw the latter’s statement which attributed the Speaker Tan Sri Johari Abdul to support a hypocritical government (kerajaan pembohong).
On Tuesday, Syed Saddiq, who is the Malaysian United Democratic Alliance (Muda) president officially announced that he would no longer be part of the Madani government.
In a video, he described his decision as a “tough” one but said it must be done.
He also said the government’s move to drop the 47 corruption charges against Zahid had made it difficult for Muda to remain with the government. – NST