KUALA LUMPUR: There has never been any specific two-year deadline agreement signed by Pakatan Harapan (PH) parties saying that the Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has to hand power to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and resign in two years time, Youth chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said today.
“I am among those in the presidential council who was present when the agreement was signed. There was no mention of a two-year timeline for the transition of the post in the agreement that was signed.
“If there isn’t, why the lies to the people? Why push Tun Dr Mahathir to step down when we never agreed to such a thing?” said Syed Saddiq in a statement here.
His statement comes after former PKR deputy president Syed Husin Ali has accused the PPBM chairman Dr Mahathir of being power-hungry and clever to twist, adding that PH presidential council had the authority to ask Dr Mahathir to quit as PM.
However, Syed Saddiq claims that Syed Husin was not present during the discussions of the agreement, and questions whether he knows better than all of the people in the presidential council.”
Syed Saddiq also urged “irresponsible” critics to” give him (Dr Mahathir) space to govern instead of continuously pushing him to step down even though he was elected by the people. That is the meaning of respect.
“The people are craving change and improvement. Not obsessed over the transition, power grabs or political sabotage. This obsession over the transition and excessive politicking is destroying the government’s dream of reformation and rehabilitation of the country’s economy.
“Enough is enough, how can we move forward when there are hidden hands at play who want us to fail?” he was quoted saying by local media.