DAP supremo, Lim Kit Siang has claimed that Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob remains as Prime Minister today due to Pakatan Harapan’s support.
In a statement released on Wednesday, the 80 year old Iskandar Puteri Member of Parliament said that Ismail could have been the shortest Prime Minister ever, if not for the PH’s support.
“Ismail Sabri, would have been defeated in his first vote on the Deputy Speakership in Parliament yesterday and which may give him the shortest tenure of premiership than Muhyiddin Yassin if not for the confidence-supply-reform Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Prime Minister and Pakatan Harapan a day earlier on Monday, 13th September 2021.”
He added that PH’s support for Ismail is also a victory for the people, because a new Deputy Speaker’s position would be created to accomodate Nga Kor Ming, DAP’s nominee for Deputy Speaker.
“With the CSR MOU, a new political landscape had started, and the deputy speaker election was postponed to the next Parliament meeting when the Federal Constitution would be amended to create a third deputy speaker post for the opposition.”
“It’s the first example of the co-operation between the Government and the Pakatan Harapan.”
Netizens, presumably PH supporters have since voiced their discontent towards PH.
On Facebook, one of the critics by the name of E.S Shankar said that PH had sold out its supporters, in exchange for a Deputy Speaker’s position.
Another Facebooker by the name of Kelvin said that Ismail was not who he voted for.
On Twitter, Derick Khoo questioned PH’s wisdom in entrusting UMNO to carry out the promised reforms.
Other users, Jeffry Turath and Manivanan Letchumanan also questioned PH’s principles in cutting a deal via the MOU.