Focus on people’s plight now, politicians urged

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KUCHING:With the concluded voting on the 2021 Budget, it is high time for all political parties and politicians to focus on the plight of the people now, said Sarawak Business Federation secretary-general Jonathan Chai Voon Tok.

He said politicians should not push for any motion of no-confidence against Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in Parliament.

“Let’s just put aside the political difference for now and concentrate on fighting the Covid-19 pandemic and rebuilding our fragile economy in the interest of our people and country,” he said when contacted today.

“We could decide on the new government of our choice in the next election, which is expected to be held once the pandemic is contained,” he added.

He said it was good that the 2021 Supply Bill had finally been passed in the Dewan Rakyat on Tuesday, albeit with a very slim majority.

He said the 2021 Budget was much needed to help the government to carry out actions and implement policies to cushion the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the nation and its people.

“There has been too much politicking in the past weeks or even months, and at times, the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government looked shaky,” Chai noted.

The Supply Bill 2021 was passed after 111 members of Parliament (MPs) voted in favour, 108 against, and one MP was absent.

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