PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan (PH) is again demanding that Muhyiddin Yassin resign as prime minister, this time over the surging number of Covid-19 cases and deaths over the past couple of days.
Muhyiddin must take responsibility for his administration’s failure to contain the pandemic via its policies, the PH presidential council said in a statement today.
These include the various movement restrictions, confusing SOPs as well as the weak and selective enforcement of SOPs which had led to factories becoming the biggest contributors of Covid-19 clusters, it said.
“If this continues without any changes, what was published in the Bloomberg report would become a reality.
“And this must not be allowed to occur,” it added.
The people, the opposition coalition said, should not have to endure such misery because both the government and the prime minister have failed, especially considering Muhyiddin has lost his parliamentary majority.
“Pakatan Harapan is demanding for the prime minister to take responsibility over these failures and resign immediately,” it said.
Earlier today (July 9), Bloomberg columnist Daniel Moss wrote that the country may be heading towards becoming a failed state following political instability, mismanagement of the Covid-19 pandemic and the emergence of the white flag movement.
Yesterday (July8), PH demanded that Muhyiddin step down after losing his parliamentary majority following Umno’s retraction of support for him.
Umno had also called on Muhyiddin to resign.
The PH statement was issued by PKR president Anwar Ibrahim, Amanah president Mohamad Sabu and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.
The number of infections and deaths over the last two days was 18,048 and 212 respectively, while the total number of cases breached the 800,000 mark.