KUALA LUMPUR – Umno deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin expressed his dismay over the resignation of former Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir as Kedah mentri besar today, stating that Mukhriz was pressured by certain parties to step down.
“As expected, Mukhriz received constant pressure from some parties who wanted him to step down despite receiving support from the majority of the people of Kedah,” he said in a statement to the media.
“Because of extreme political pressure, he was forced to step down. I know the people of Kedah and the whole of Malaysia are disappointed,” he added.
He said the days when the nation’s leadership made decisions based on the views of the people were now over.
“It seems that in this latest political episode, the wishes of the few outweigh the feelings of the majority,” he said.
The former deputy prime minister said that if the sentiments of the people are not taken into consideration, he fears that Umno would be destroyed.
He said the powers that be in the party may have forgotten that they need the support of the people to remain relevant.
“It’s not easy to win the people’s trust back after they have been betrayed,” he added. – MyNewsHub/The Sun