WITH four corruption charges involving the construction of an undersea tunnel and paired roads in Penang worth RM6.3 bil standing in between a Cabinet position and a clean government pledge in the Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) 15th General Election (GE15) manifesto, DAP chairman Lim Guan Eng has accepted that national interest should come first at all costs.
“Cabinet appointments is the prerogative of the Prime Minister (PM). Whether I am in the Cabinet or not is secondary to the importance that the future of our country must not be stolen,” he penned in his latest Facebook post to quell numerous speculations in the media that he will not be in Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s Cabinet line-up.
“Let me state my willingness to serve in any capacity so long as it serves the larger national interest that the current unity government led by PM Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim can continue to function and remain stable against extremist forces seeking to undermine and topple it.”
According to Guan Eng, PH deserves to be in government after winning the most seats (82 vs Perikatan Nasional’s/PN 73 and Barisan Nasional’s/BN 30) as well the largest popular vote at the recently concluded national poll.
“Together with BN and parties from Sabah and Sarawak this unity government has a clear-cut majority that represents the will of the rakyat representing not just a single group but every Malaysian in our diverse society. This is a Malaysian unity government,” asserted the former finance minister during the short-lived PH administration.
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