WATCH: PN Lawmaker Refers To Anwar As A “Myna Bird” Who Doesn’t Know What He’s Talking About
Lawmakers of Perikatan Nasional (PN) have expressed uneasiness since Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim announced that the country has saved around RM2 billion following the completion of three flood mitigation projects.
Last December, Anwar explained that the RM7 billion project will not be continued.
PAS Deputy President, Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man questioned the statement as he believed it was impossible for the savings to have been obtained when the project has yet to commence.
Both the Sungai Klang-Sungai Rasau dual-function reservoir as well as the Sungai Golok Integrated River Basin Development Phase 3 projects, according to him, are still in the “negotiating stage” and have no existing contractors.
“I find it questionable because the project has not started, nor been implemented. There is no Letter of Acceptance, and the contractor has not been appointed either. How can the government suddenly want to announce the halting of a project that is yet to start, what more announcing the amount saved?
“I think if we delay the project, the amount in savings (can be achieved) but the government will face losses,” he said when debating the 2023 Budget at the Dewan Rakyat meeting yesterday.
Tuan Ibrahim also insisted that Anwar explain the termination issue in the presence of the Dewan Rakyat, to which Datuk Rosol Wahid (PN – Hulu Terengganu) interrupted by stating that the Prime Minister may not “understand what he himself said” regarding the issue.
“Regarding this matter, would you agree that based on what Anwar stated, he may not know what he’s saying and is more like a burung tiong (myna bird)?” asked Datuk Rosol Wahid.
Tuan Ibrahim agreed with his party colleague that Anwar could be likened to a myna bird because “even he couldn’t comprehend what he was saying”.
In addition, he emphasised that the prime minister needed to explain the situation for fear that climate change is increasing the frequency of floods within the country.