PH seeks political shift after losing Budget vote

  
by RAHIMI YUNUS/ file pic by BERNAMA
 
Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders admitted that they were “tricked” by the government MPs and called for a reality check to become a stronger and united Opposition.
 
Parti Amanah Negara president Mohamad Sabu and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said in a joint statement that none of the government MPs voted against the Supply Bill 2021, including those who supposedly support Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
 
The two PH leaders said it is obvious government MPs are very good at political games to gain advantages and benefit from the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government.
 
“PH must face this reality, there needs to be a political shift that focuses on uniting our friends among the Opposition MPs that stood with us on Tuesday. PH should not waste time with opportunistic government MPs who only use PH for their interests to gain more lucrative offers from the PN government,” Mohamad and Lim said in a statement today.
 
They said PH shall concentrate resources and focus on 108 Opposition MPs to become stronger, that is PH Plus, expanding it from 92 PH MPs.
 
On Tuesday, Dewan Rakyat passed the Supply Bill (Budget) 2021 at its third reading, 111-108, with one absentee Tengku Tan Sri Razaleigh Hamzah.
 
The government will spend RM322.5 billion next year as it seeks to revive the economic activities following the downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.