Former Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman has apologised to Malaysians for failing to stop the change of government.
Syed Saddiq, who is also Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s Youth wing Armada head, had thrown his support behind Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as eighth prime minister.
According to NST, He said all efforts had been made to ensure that the people’s 14th General Election mandate was safeguarded.
I am sorry for failing you.
I tried. I really tried to stop them.
As the Malaysian Youths, we must stick to our Principles & fight in what we believe in.
What’s the purpose of being surrounded by Power, but being cursed with an empty soul. https://t.co/SozzpcnlV7
— Syed Saddiq (@SyedSaddiq) March 1, 2020
“I am sorry for letting all of you down. I tried, I really tried to thwart their efforts.
“Sorry Malaysia,” he said on his Twitter account @SyedSaddiq on 1 Mar.
He nevertheless urged youths to continue struggling to uphold their principles and fight with what we believe in.
“What’s the point of having power if your soul is empty?”
Some netizens thanked the young ex-minister for his service and encourage him to keep fighting.
While, some said it’s a painful lesson for Malaysian. If he happen to get people’s mandate next time, please use the power wisely.