KAJANG: Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has confirmed that his unity government comprises Pakatan Harapan, Barisan Nasional and Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS).
In his first press conference, Anwar said the government is also supported by MPs from Warisan, Muda and Parti Bangsa Malaysia.
He did not rule out the possibility that other parties may also join his government.
“Questions over the stability of this government do not arise,” he said.
“This is a unity government. It transcends beyond Keadilan, DAP, Upko or Amanah … our intention is to focus on the economy, and we are appreciative of the fact that we have now a full commitment from the 30 MPs from BN,” said the PH chairman.
“We have almost crossed 140 (MPs), I don’t think there is a problem in stability … We have a truly convincing majority.”
Anwar said he welcomed Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) to join the unity government. Sarawak premier Abang Johari Openg had confirmed that GPS would be part of it.
When asked whether those with court cases would be included in his Cabinet, Anwar said the matter had not been discussed.
On the appointment of deputy prime ministers, Anwar said he would first have to ensure that the parties in his unity government were adequately represented.
In Pakatan Harapan’s election manifesto, it pledged to have two deputy prime ministers if it won GE15 – one from the peninsula and another from East Malaysia.
Earlier today, Istana Negara said the King had consented to Anwar’s appointment to the top post following discussions with the Malay rulers this morning.
The King had initially asked PH and Perikatan Nasional to form a unity government, but Muhyiddin Yassin, the latter’s chairman, said he turned this down as PN could not work with PH.
While GPS and GRS initially backed Muhyiddin as prime minister, the two Borneo coalitions eventually said they would follow the King’s wish for a unity government.
Meanwhile, late last night, Umno’s Supreme Council said the party would support a unity government that was not led by PN.
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