KUCHING: Let the Perikatan Nasional (PN) federal government serve until the end of the term, said Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.
The Santubong MP pointed out that it was not the right time to hold a general election because the Covid-19 pandemic situation particularly in Peninsular Malaysia was still very critical.
“On the motion of vote of confidence when Parliament reconvenes next month, I believe that the position of the PN government should be defended so that it can serve until the end of its term.
“There is only one year left before the end of the federal government’s term. The country needs a stable government that helps the people to manage Covid-19 and economy. This is what the PN government is doing.
“I believe that the people will not respond well if the current government has to be dissolved which will lead to a general election being held during a critical time,” he said on Monday (Aug 9).
Commenting on the resignation of several United Malay National Organisation (Umno) ministers from the federal Cabinet, Wan Junaidi, who is Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Minister, said this did not necessarily mean that they were withdrawing their support for the PN federal government.
At the same time, he lauded Sarawak for its political stability and focus on managing the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Sarawak is a good role model, especially in terms of its politics. We are stable because our people are not playing politics.
“We can see and understand that it is vital to manage the Covid-19 pandemic first because if it is not properly managed, it will have negative impacts on the economy and development.
“When the people cannot go to work and the supply chain is cut off, development will be stunted. This will be a loss not only to the state, but also to the people,” he said.