The two PKR MPs who quit their party today to declare themselves as government-friendly independents said the decision was made in the interest of their constituents, adding that there has been too much political instability at a time when the country needs rebuilding.
Julau MP Larry Sng, the former Sarawak PKR chairman, praised Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin for helping Malaysians during a difficult time, while Tebrau MP Steven Choong said he was ready to contribute his expertise by acting as a bridge between the goverment and businesses.
“I believe that I too should play a role to support him. Too much time has already been wasted, politicking and bickering while the people suffer,” Sng said, hours after meeting Muhyiddin and several senior ruling politicians to state his support for the government.
Choong meanwhile said he hoped his move today would facilitate access to government agencies and ministers in finding solutions to several major issues affecting the people.
He cited the problem of floods, illegal garbage disposal, low-cost housing, river pollution as well as the difficulties faced by small businesses as among issues that can be better solved through closer ties with the government.
“I hope with my 40 years of experience as accountant, auditor, tax agent and business consultant, I can work with all ministers and government agencies to find solutions to these issues.
“I am prepared to help the government in my area of expertise,” he said, adding that he has ideas for a tax system that could increase revenue without burdening the business community.
Meanwhile, Sng, who won Julau as an independent in the 2018 general election, is confident that his move would be to the benefit of the people in Julau.
“I have been unable to serve Julau effectively through the lack of much needed development funds.
“With this move today, I am confident that I will be able to deliver my election promises to my electorate,” he added.