Muhyiddin once UMNO Reject, now appointed National Recovery Council Chairman

by | Sep 4, 2021 | NEWS | 0 comments

Ousted former Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has been appointed as the new National Recovery Council Chairman on Saturday, September 4.

Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali in a press statement said, “The government is confident in Muhyiddin’s ability to lead national recovery strategies to achieve the best impact on the economy and revive the people’s lives, which have been severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.”

Malaysians on social media have voiced their concerns over the appointment.

Chan Lai Kueen on Facebook wrote, “We changed Prime Minister because he has failed us. Then, we reappointed him who has failed us again to lead the country towards recovery.”

She added that nothing about Muhyiddin has changed since it’s a change of position and portfolio.

Shanmu Amar also said that the problem with the previous Perikatan Nasional government was that they use taxpayers’ money to reward each other for their political interests.

He included examples like a bloated cabinet, special envoys and now chairman position.

Muhyiddin Yassin was the eighth Prime Minister that faced numerous controversies over his legitimacy as the nation’s leader.

His government fell after UMNO members had withdrawn from the Perikatan Nasional coalition citing his incompetency over the pandemic and not abiding with UMNO’s conditions.