You are the govt, act like one, Zahid tells Pakatan

KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Harapan (PH) should behave like the government of the day, and not see itself as the opposition anymore.

Opposition leader Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said certain government lawmakers appeared not to be well-versed in parliamentary proceedings, saying they had much more to learn in terms of decorum in the lower house.

"I think they should learn more especially on standing orders. They should learn, don't simply interject.

"Because they are no longer the opposition, they are in the government. They should learn.

"I think they should act like one," he told reporters at the Parliament lobby, here, today.

He was asked to comment on the conduct of some government lawmakers in the August house and if they should be more polite in expressing their views.

Earlier in the dewan when he was giving his motion of thanks on the royal address, Ahmad Zahid was interjected several times by a number of PH MPs, mainly Jelutong MP R.S.N Rayer.

Rayer had on several occasions demanded Ahmad Zahid explain on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) mega-scandal and who was the main culprit behind it, as the former deputy premier was delivering his maiden speech as the opposition leader in parliament.

Ahmad Zahid also paid tribute to the Election Commission for conducting their work "perfectly" during the elections, and the police force for ensuring the whole election process proceeded without major incidences.

"Although many doubted and questioned the independence of the EC, they did their job perfectly. If they were not independent, it would have been impossible for PH to topple the government.

"Credit must also be given to BN for ensuring a smooth transition of power without any bloodshed. The fact is democracy remains healthy with such a peaceful transition," he said.