The time has come for the government to take stern action against those who try to disrupt efforts in containing Covid-19.
Now is also the time for the government to come down hard on these people to uphold national security and protect the welfare of the rakyat.
The government will unlikely be able to help those affected by floods and fight the pandemic if troublemakers are allowed to continue causing trouble.
The warning that firm action will be taken against them may be a little bit too late but it is better late than never.
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, in his statement on the declaration of the state of emergency yesterday, made it very clear that the government would not compromise in upholding national security and protecting the people’s welfare.
The rakyat has been suffering since Covid-19 started spreading in the country early last year.
Umno’s Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan, Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz and gang need to be seriously reminded to stop their antics.
The country is already deep into a double whammy of Covid-19 and floods. Their demand for a general election to be held as soon as possible amid these natural calamities will only spell more disaster for the people and economy.
Thank goodness the Yang di-Pertuan Agong endorsed the state of emergency until August and the rakyat can heave a sigh of relief.
At least, there won’t be any by-elections or general election until then. Obviously, these Members of Parliament have not learnt from the Sabah State Election which resulted in the spread of the virus.
To this gang of politicians, their personal interests matter more.
The latest news is that Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s loyalist, former supreme council member Lokman Noor Adam, will be pushing for the prime minister to be replaced despite the PM’s expanded powers after the proclamation of emergency.
It was also reported that a PKR MP would explore avenues to legally dispute the declaration of emergency. What does this mean?
Are they going against the King who had consented to the state of emergency? Yesterday, the country’s daily cases hit an all-time high at 3,027 with 8 Covid-19 related deaths.
Can’t these politicians wait for the numbers to go down? The PM had promised that he would call for the dissolution of parliament to pave the way for a general election once Covid-19 cases go down.
So, MPs whose cases are still pending in court, please take a break from politics and focus on your respective cases.
NUR AFIQAH AIDA AZMAN
Source : NST