Muhyiddin’s offer ‘too late’

Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing

KUCHING: The political reforms offered by former prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin would had been the political reform of the century for Malaysia, if it were accepted by all parties.

Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar James Jemut Masing, in saying this, said that a day before the former’s resignation, he made a televised press statement offering on the reforms.

“Prior to his retirement, Muhyiddin made an offer to his adversaries, if accepted, it would have been the political reform of the century for Malaysia.

“But as Umno MP Datuk Seri Azalina Othman said, ‘The offer was one day too late and one dollar short’,” he said yesterday (Sept 20).

He added Opposition members such as Tony Pua saw the wisdom of Muhyiddin’s offer.

“However, it was sneered by Democratic Action Party (DAP) and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR),” said the Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president.

Among Muhyiddin’s then proposed initiatives for political reforms, included limiting the prime minister’s tenure to two terms, introducing the Anti-Party Hopping Bill, and the implementation of the Undi18, as well as half of the select committees are to be headed by the Opposition.