PETALING JAYA (Sin Chew Daily) : A nine-member committee has been set up by Pakatan Harapan to discuss details of the collaboration with the new government, says Anthony Loke Siew Fook, the national organizing secretary of DAP.
The nine-member committee met on Saturday (Aug 28) to discuss about the proposals raised recently.
Loke told Sin Chew Daily discussions among the committee members are ongoing and he does not have details on meeting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob again.
DAP is represented by Loke, deputy chairman Gobind Singh Deo and political education bureau chief Liew Chin Tong, while Parti Keadilan Rakyat is represented by its secretary-general Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, information chief Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin and Subang Jaya MP Wong Chen.
Parti Amanah Negara is represented by its deputy president Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayob, former health minister cum strategic director Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad and Melaka state chairman Adly Zahari.
Salahuddin, when contacted, said the meeting mainly focused on proposals to revive the economy and preventive measures on COVID-19 pandemic apart from anti-hopping law.
In the DAP’s live telecast program on Friday night, Loke said after meeting with Ismail on Wednesday Pakatan Harapan formed a nine-member committee on Friday to discuss the matters and collaboration mode raised with Ismail, including the anti-hopping law to be tabled in the parliament.
Loke said the move is to focus on battling COVID-19, reviving the economy as well as reducing the heat on politics.
He said the most important thing would be tabling the anti-hopping law in the parliament. Otherwise, voters might not have confidence in the election in future as a member of parliament could join another party after winning a seat due to his personal interest.
Loke is of the view that anti-hopping law should be implemented before the next election and should be tabled in parliament this year.
On the criteria for collaboration, Loke said the criteria offered by former prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin were PH’s request for collaboration between the opposition and the government.
“Of course, we have other requests and not only those offered by Muhyiddin,” he said.
Ismail invited PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Amanah president Mohamad Sabu and DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng to meet him last Wednesday.
SIN CHEW DAILY