By Adrian Lim
KUCHING, May 17: Leaders of two political coalitions and four political parties have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen the spirit of partnership, including towards realising the aspiration and objectives of Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).
In a media statement today, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), Barisan Nasional (BN), Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS), Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) and Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (Star) leaders annouced their support for the establishment of Perikatan Nasional (PN) through the cooperation of these six political entities.
Bersatu was represented by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muyhiddin Yasssin which is the party’s president, BN by its chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, PAS by its president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, GPS by its chairman Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, PBS by its president Datuk Seri Maximus Ongkili and Star by its president Datuk Jeffrey Kitingan.
The MoU outlined five main objectives which include strengthening the spirit of togetherness between Sabah, Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia in realising the objectives and aspiration of MA63.
The press statement revealed the MoU was also aimed at providing a world class administration which is inclusive at federal and state levels to ensure people’s welfare and interests are being taken care and at the same time provide prosperity and harmony through economic development.
The statement added leaders of PN vowed to uphold the Federal Constitution, sovereignty of the Malay Rulers, the principles of Rukun Negara, and assure the welfare and interest of all Malaysians regardless of race and religion.
It noted PN leaders will also strengthen the unity of various races and religious harmony as outlined in the framework of the Federal Constitution towards the political stability of the country. — DayakDaily