Warisan is PH’s fall guy, says academic

With Perikatan Nasional’s slim majority of two seats, every vote is significant, but previous instances have shown there were MPs from the opposition, besides Warisan, who also did not vote.

(FMT) – An academic has accused Pakatan Harapan (PH) of making Warisan its scapegoat for its failure to ensure bloc voting on the budget.

Lee Kuok Tiung of Universiti Malaysia Sabah pointed out that Warisan was not the only party that had broken ranks with the opposition over the budget.

He was commenting on criticism of Warisan for the absence of its MPs last Monday, when the budget estimates for the prime minister’s department and the finance ministry were approved.

Lee agreed with Warisan treasurer-general Terrence Siambun that it was pointless for Warisan to vote since its eight MPs would not bring any difference to the voting in the Dewan Rakyat.