Malaysia: Who betrayed who during Budget 2021 vote?

The debate is still raging on who betrayed who during the fatal vote decision on the Budget 2021 in Malaysia. We believe it is a hidden agenda by Mahathir.

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Mahathir pulls 13 MPs to side with him in a budget decision at the Parliament and calls Anwar Ibrahim and the PH ‘betrayers of the people’.

Scoring a magnificent point on a vote in Parliament, Mahathir mauled PH and its MPs saying opposition MPs are supporting a government propped up by bribes and gratification to MPs.

Anwar, the PH leader, urged the opposition MPs not to initiate a divisional vote against the budget yesterday. But Mahathir broke ranks with the PH and started a divisional vote that failed to get the 15 MPs needed.

Mahathir gathered only 13 MPs with him in a stand-off against Anwar and Muhyiddin. Some netizens hail the move as a victory for the 93-year-old.

As a result of this stand-off, netizens are attacking Anwar and the PH saying the elderly politicians can stand up on his feet while younger ones were sitting, betraying the people.

A divisional vote allows for the counting and recording of each MP’s vote. This would have shown whether PM Muhyiddin Yassin has the majority in Parliament or not.

If the attempt to initiate the divisional vote was successful yesterday, the government would have failed to pass the budget through its policy stage. It would have shown that Muhyiddin does not have a majority in Parliament.

But Mahathir gathered only 13 MPs with him in a stand-off against Anwar and Muhyiddin. Some netizens hail the move as a victory for the 93-year-old.

BACKSTABBING PH?

However, among PH party’s, some people see Mahathir’s move to break ranks from Anwar and the PH as a backstabbing attempt against the opposition.

An observer told Independent that Mahathir is only trying to pull down the PH with him because the opposition grouping did not give him support to regain the post of Prime Minister.

A source in Keadilan told Independent Mahathir is not in PH and Maszlee Malick, as well as Syed Sadiq, has left Mahathir’s group.

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