KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 29): The proposed formation of a presidential council comprising party chiefs of Perikatan Nasional (PN) and the call for Malay Muslim leaders to unite under a big coalition, reflect Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s inclusive and open leadership, said PN information chief Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.
He said these moves were aimed at creating a strong and stable government which could give the best service possible to the people, especially when the country is focused on efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic and revive the economy.
“As stated by him (prime minister Muhyiddin) yesterday, he had met Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to see how BN and PN can place the interests of the country and people above those of groups and political parties.
“It is important for all political parties supportive of government policies to be grouped under a more organised and structured coalition to strengthen unity for the sake of the people and country,” he told reporters after attending a food distribution programme of Gombak Food Bank here today.
Also present was Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun.
Yesterday, Muhyiddin, in his policy address at the Bersatu annual general assembly, said it would be good for all Malay Muslim leaders to be grouped under a major alliance to create stability in Malaysia, instead of being split in small factions.
Muhyiddin also said the national political crisis early this year had strengthened ties among the leaderships of Bersatu, UMNO and PAS under a common platform, and that this could be regarded as an early step for achieving greater unity among the Malays.
Mohamed Azmin, who is International Trade and Industry Minister, said Bersatu and PN had clear objectives in their struggles and this was proven with their acceptance by the people in the recent Sabah state election.
“We can see that within a short period the people have become confident with the future of Bersatu, and this was proven in Sabah, where the people gave their support to Bersatu and PN. We view this as a positive development,” he added.