In response to remarks made by Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, President of the youth party Muda, suggesting that DAP has become a lapdog, a call has been made for Muda and its leader to exit the government bloc and align with the opposition. Howard Lee, a member of the DAP central executive committee, emphasized that such a move would lead to greater focus within the unity government.
Heading: Focus and Unity Without Muda’s Support
Howard Lee believes that Muda’s withdrawal of support for the unity government would enhance its focus and unity. Lee expressed confidence that detaching from the party would eliminate distractions caused by certain individuals and parties, ultimately facilitating the country’s development.
Heading: Syed Saddiq’s Critique of DAP Sparks Controversy
Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, Member of Parliament for Muar and President of Muda, recently agreed with former Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin’s assessment that DAP had become a “lapdog” enabling abuses of power. He further criticized DAP as a hypocritical, power-hungry party lacking principles. Syed Saddiq’s comments came after DAP vice-chairman Nga Kor Ming called for a meeting with unity government leaders to address Muda’s concerns regarding Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s conditional discharge on corruption charges.
Heading: A Call for Civil Discourse
Howard Lee urged Syed Saddiq to refrain from rudeness and childish behavior in seeking attention and popularity. He raised the question of whether Muda would face similar accusations of being a lapdog if Syed Saddiq were granted a discharge in his own case involving charges of criminal breach of trust, misappropriation of assets, and money laundering.
Heading: Muda’s Role and Relationship with the Unity Government
Syed Saddiq holds the only parliamentary seat for Muda, a party that supports the unity coalition government formed by Pakatan Harapan, Barisan Nasional, and East Malaysian parties, although it is not a coalition member. The coalition currently holds 147 seats. On the other side, the opposition comprises Perikatan Nasional, consisting of Bersatu and PAS, and commands 74 seats.