IT appears that the parties in the unity government are rushing to sign a formal agreement showing support for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim ahead of the impending Dec 19 vote of confidence in the Dewan Rakyat.
The political parties supporting the unity government are expected to sign an agreement tomorrow (Dec 16) at a signing ceremony.
Deputy Prime Minister Fadillah Yusof confirmed that all political parties that support Anwar Ibrahim as prime minister will be signing an agreement tomorrow.
According to Berita Harian, Fadillah said this will involve all party chiefs who had previously voiced their support to Anwar.
“All party chiefs had discussed, even today, I am going back for a meeting at the GPS level to view the content of the agreement,” he was reported as saying.
Earlier, the Malay daily also reported Warisan president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal as saying that he will be attending the agreement signing ceremony tomorrow to support Anwar and the coalition government.
“We will have a meeting this Friday to sign the agreement between Pakatan Harapan (PH) and other parties, I will be attending,” the Semporna MP said in a statement last night.
“This is our priority. Reduce politics, what is important to us is to bring the right things on the right track.”
However, Shafie did not reveal the details of the agreement.
Yesterday, Anwar, who is also the PH chairman, said leaders of the other coalitions in his government have agreed to back him.
“The heads of BN, GPS, GRS, Warisan and other parties have given their commitment and we can continue (governing),” he told a press conference in Putrajaya.
Anwar himself had mooted the idea of a vote of confidence on the day that he was sworn in as prime minister.
This is after Perikatan Nasional (PN) chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had raised doubts over the number of MPs backing Anwar. – Dec 15, 2022