WATCH: UMNO MP Zahidi Says The Current Political Crisis is Rakyat’s Fault For Voting PH in #GE14

(source: Malay Mail)

According to Malaysiakini, Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin said yesterday that voters only have themselves to blame for the country’s current political instability, as the Perikatan Nasional (PN) administration’s fate remains in the balance.

Zahidi made the statement in response to a question about the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah who advised politicians to stop politicking as it could affect the stability of the country’s administration. Watch here:

“Firstly, we have to adhere to the advice of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, but we were in a 50-50 situation where no investors want to come, the economy is not good, and it was the people who caused this situation. The people voted 50-50 (for Harapan) first and they were deceived.

Don’t blame the politicians because what is happening now is caused by the people who voted (for Harapan) because they were deceived (by them)”, Zahidi said in the clip which has been shared on Twitter over 13k retweets at the time of writing.

Despite his claim, the current PN government, which also includes Umno, was the result of Muhyiddin and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia allying itself with former political opponents, after which Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad resigned as prime minister.

Of course, netizens didn’t take to fondly of what he said. Take a look:

Recently, the Umno MP, who’s also Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister, drew flak when he criticised and accused Sabahan teen YouTube sensation, Veveonah, of lying for fame. He later stated that he was given wrong information and apologised on Facebook.