Prime Minister: political stability is the key to people’s well-being


BERA (January 29): The priority now is to ensure political stability in the country for the safety and well-being of the people, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said on Saturday.

Political stability, he said, is essential to allow the government to implement past and ongoing plans to help those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Yes, the government will fall if any withdraw their support. It is a fact. If Perikatan Nasional (PN), or any party for that matter, including Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) or within UMNO itself withdraw their support, the government will collapse because we no longer have that a majority of four [parliamentary] seats.

“I believe that political stability is important. If such problems arise, there will be political unrest again and the economy will also be affected,” he said after presenting the 2021/2022 Northeast Monsoon Basic Needs Aid totaling RM2,500 each to 1,157 household heads in Bera district affected by recent floods.

Ismail Sabri, who is also UMNO vice-president and MP for Bera, was responding to media reports quoting Bersatu chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as saying that PAS and Bersatu’s support for the federal government was conditional.

To this, he was of the opinion that these issues should be decided by the party itself, also without excluding discussions between the presidents of the parties concerned to find the best possible solution with the welfare of the people as the main objective.

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