Former Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman has apologised to all Malaysians for failing to stop the change of government
According to New Straits Times, he said that he had tried to ensure the people's mandate in the 14th General Election was upheld during the political power struggle that began last week.
"I am sorry for failing you. I tried. I really tried to stop them. Sorry Malaysia," he posted on his personal Twitter account @SyedSaddiq yesterday, 1 March.
Syed Saddiq, who is also the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) youth chief, urged youths to adhere to their principles and fight for what they believe in
"What's the purpose of being surrounded by power, but being cursed with an empty soul?" he questioned.
Malay Mail reported that Syed Saddiq remains loyal to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, in opposition of the new Perikatan Nasional government under Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who was sworn in yesterday.
For that, according to The Star, PPBM's supreme council member Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof said Syed Saddiq will be facing their party's disciplinary committee.
"I will propose to the president for him to take over the acting role of the PPBM youth chief if Syed Saddiq has been found to have violated the party's discipline," Redzuan said.
After reading the tweet, netizens thanked the young ex-minister for his service and many had suggestions for what he should do next
"You are already the best Youth and Sports Minister we ever had," said a Twitter user.
"Just like in sports, we don't win every match or tournament. As long as you have done your best, stay with your principles, and learn from shortcomings, victory will be yours again. Thank you."
"Mature beyond your age. Congratulations YB. Sorry for previously misjudging you. Your future is still long. You can continue studies before coming back," said another user.
Meanwhile, this netizen suggested, "If you think you have youth power and support, it's time to register your own party and fight. Set your own principles."
While it was previously reported that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had a total of 114 Members of Parliament (MPs) backing him: