Fed govt, opposition sign MoU on bipartisan cooperation

Seated from left: Parti Amanah Negara president Mohamad Sabu, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Dewan Negara speaker Tan Sri Rais Yatim, Ismail Sabri, Dewan Rakyat speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun, DAP secretary general Lim Guan Eng and United Progressive Kinabalu Organisation president Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau during the signing ceremony. Photo Credit: Ismail Sabri’s Facebook page.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13: The federal government and the opposition parties have signed a momentous memorandum of understanding (MoU) on bipartisan cooperation.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the bipartisan cooperation with the opposition parties was in the spirit of Keluarga Malaysia and in line with the decree by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah for all parties to practise “deliberative democracy”.

“The government is convinced that this MoU will not just set aside all political differences but capable of ensuring the country’s recovery in a holistic and inclusive manner.


“The transformation to be introduced will not just strive towards good governance in tackling Covid-19 and the recovery of the country’s economy but also act as a catalyst towards a conducive investment climate and spur strong economic growth for the well-being of the Malaysian Family,” he said in a statement.

Ismail Sabri added the MoU consisted of six initiatives which include the empowerment of Covid-19 plans, administrative transformation, parliamentary reforms, judicial independence, Malaysian Agreement 1963 (MA63), and the formation of a steering committee.

Meanwhile, the MoU signing ceremony between the government and the opposition parties was held at the Parliament today.

Online news portals have reported that Ismail Sabri, Dewan Negara president Tan Sri Rais Yatim and Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun were among the representatives from the government who signed the MoU.

The opposition parties were represented by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Parti Amanah Negara president Mohamad Sabu and Democratic Action Party (DAP) secretary general Lim Guan Eng.

Also seen were United Progressive Kinabalu Organisation president Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau. — DayakDaily