Efforts to threaten and pressure MPs into backing Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin have increased, claims Pakatan Harapan’s presidential council.
In a statement, they criticised the “trend” of government agencies like the police, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission and Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) being used as political tools to coerce MPs into supporting the Perikatan Nasional government.
The Opposition coalition’s presidential council cited DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng and Muda president Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman’s ongoing corruption cases as evidence of such alleged abuse.
The council said there was an apparent trend for the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, Royal Malaysia Police, and the Inland Revenue Board being to be applied against lawmakers who were against the government.
They purported to have also received information that such efforts to pressure and coerce members of parliament were ongoing, allegedly to sway support for the government.
“Therefore, we stress that enforcement agencies must be impartial, neutral, and not act according to the political whims of the government,” the council said in a statement.