Dr Mahathir: “Ismail Sabri Could Have Just Stepped Down Like Muhyiddin”
The Langkawi MP said that Ismail Sabri’s predecessor had not resorted to dissolving the Parliament when he lost the support of lawmakers in Dewan Rakyat back in 2021.
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Former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said caretaker Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob could have just stepped down from his post if he has lost the majority support from the government he leads.
The Langkawi MP said that Ismail Sabri’s predecessor Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin did not resort to dissolving the Parliament when he lost the support of MPs inside the Dewan Rakyat back in 2021.
“If Muhyiddin was ousted because he lost his majority and was replaced by Ismail Sabri, why didn’t Ismail Sabri resign after losing his majority and just promote another prime minister? There is no need to dissolve the Parliament,” the 97-year-old politician on wrote his Facebook.
The posting was captioned with “the special inmate” which was believed to refer to incarcerated former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
He added that the government should have just stopped the special treatment for prisoners who have committed major crimes.
Ismail Sabri, on 10 October, announced that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong had consented to the dissolution of the 14th Parliament of Malaysia to pave way for the 15th general election to be held this year.
The Bera MP said that the decision to hold the election this year is to return the mandate back to the people to choose a new government since the current one that he inherited from Muhyiddin has been deemed as a ‘backdoor government’ brought upon by the infamous ‘Sheraton Move’.
He would later reveal that his position has been undermined by 12 Perikatan Nasional ministers whom each wrote to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to request to delay the election due to the impending monsoon season.
The 12 ministers had apparently written their letters after Ismail Sabri had voiced his intention to dissolve the Parliament.
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