MOU signing on bipartisan cooperationhistoric for Malaysia, says MP

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MOU signing on bipartisan cooperationhistoric for Malaysia, says MP

KUALA LUMPUR: Sabah Pakatan Harapan (PH) Chairperson Datuk Christina Liew ( photo) has described the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Government and PH on Monday as a momentous occasion in the political history of Malaysia.

She said the MOU on Political Stability and Transformation was a monumental step towards establishing political stability in the country for now.

“It is a historic and significant moment in tandem with the royal decree by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong that all parties need  to practise ‘deliberative democracy’.

“Pakatan Harapan (PH) is putting the people’s interests and socio-economic well-being above politics to totally focus on combating the Covid-19 pandemic and rebuilding the battered economy.

“We hope the Government will consider the business and investment-friendly policies and strategies proposed by PH to restore investors’ confidence,” she said in a statement here, on Tuesday.

Liew, who is also Sabah PKR Chief, said PH believes the parliamentary and political reforms proposed by the Prime Minister to PH as part of the MOU, are a good start, adding that PH has proposed an even more comprehensive list.

However, the Tawau MP stressed that the bipartisan cooperation between the Government and the Opposition should not be misconstrued by any quarters as PH being a part of the Government.

“Bear in mind, our understanding with the Government does not bar us from performing our constitutional duties as His Majesty’s loyal opposition.

“As such, we will continue to provide constructive criticisms as well as checks and balances on the executive via Parliament,”  Liew said.

The MOU, she added, is a very limited form of cooperation, only on very specific things or areas.

“We will continue to speak our minds and stand up against injustices, transgressions and wrongdoings,” she concluded.