REMBAU: “Eloklah dia resign, dia pun tak ada kelulusan (It’s good that he resigns, he has no qualifications after all,)” said Pasir Salak member of Parliament, Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman.
He was commenting on the resignation of Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian who has resigned from his position effective Monday.
Tajuddin, who is also Umno Supreme Council member, said the resignation of Osman clearly indicates the instability of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government's leadership.
“The political stability is crucial especially when we want to develop the economy of the state and country and attract foreign investors.
“With what is happening in Johor I think the confidence of the people with PH’s leadership has eroded,” he said when met after a ceramah program for the Rantau state seat by-election held here, last night.
Osman’s resignation was announced by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yesterday, confirming speculation that the Kempas assemblyman would announce his resignation this week.
Asked on whether Osman’s withdrawal from the state’s administration was influenced by Johor’s monarch who had wanted Osman removed from his post, Tajuddin said the monarch has every right to do so.
“If it’s true, then there must be a solid reason behind it. I believe the matter had been discussed thoroughly before a decision could be made,” he said.
“The monarch who is the pillar of the state and country has the right to reprimand the state’s leadership if they feel that the administration has failed to meet expectations,” he said.
Meanwhile, Tajuddin said the constant presence of PKR’s president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in various PH campaign programmes in Rantau clearly shows that the party is desperate to ensure they could win in the by-election.
“Perhaps they are not confident that they can win,” he said.