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GPS pleads for unity amid calls for PM to step down

It says the focus should be on ensuring the success of the National Recovery Plan.

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Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) today urged politicians to remain united in the face of the pandemic and to stop politicking, saying the focus should be on handling the Covid-19 crisis.

“In a situation where the country is facing the Covid-19 crisis and is working to revive the economy, political stability is essential,” GPS secretary-general Alexander Nanta Linggi said in a statement.

“We need to focus on ensuring the success of the National Recovery Plan for the well-being and health of the people as well as the economy,” he added.

His remarks followed calls by Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and former prime minister Najib Razak for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin to step down, in the wake of a statement by Istana Negara saying that Putrajaya had not followed the constitution in announcing the repeal of the emergency ordinances.

Zahid also urged MPs from Umno to revoke support for Muhyiddin which he said would be in line with an earlier decision by the party.

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim meanwhile submitted a motion of no confidence against Muhyiddin, saying the Dewan Rakyat had lost confidence in the prime minister.

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