Salleh raises doubts about the opposition’s role in the economy

KOTA KINABALU: A former federal minister has highlighted the stance of Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, the president of Bersatu, towards the opposition’s role in the economy.


According to FMT, Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak said that Muhyiddin seems to believe that it is the prime minister’s responsibility to fix the economy, while the opposition is obligated to sabotage and weaken it.

Salleh also pointed out that Muhyiddin holds the view that if the prime minister fails to fix the economy, he should be blamed, but the opposition should not be held accountable for sabotaging it.

On the other hand, Muhyiddin, who is also the Perikatan Nasional chairman, attributed the decline of the ringgit to a 26-year low and eroding confidence in Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s government.

In response to Salleh’s remarks, Bersatu deputy president Ahmad Faizal Azumu blamed Anwar for the weak performance of the ringgit.

Faizal criticised Salleh for shifting the blame to the opposition and suggested that he should focus on finding ways to strengthen the economy and prevent the ringgit from further depreciation.

As of Tuesday, the ringgit has depreciated by over 4% in 2024, reaching its weakest level since 1998 at 4.7965 against the dollar.

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