Anwar: Political Parties Agree to New Political Landscape to Deal with Covid-19

KUALA LUMPUR: Political parties have agreed to a new political landscape that is more peaceful and refreshing to deal with Covid-19, said opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

He said a consensus has been met among top political leaders to cooperate to address the Covid-19 pandemic, following a two-hour meeting with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.

The Port Dickson member of parliament said the cooperation was agreed to by all the political party leaders who were present during the audience with the King at Istana Negara today, which started at 2pm.

“Everyone has shared their views, and there has been a consensus to put a stop to the old ways of politics that is boring. The new political landscape must focus on development.

“The issue is not just the appointment of a new prime minister but the King and his deputy (Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah) want to form a new political landscape that is more peaceful and refreshing,” he told reporters when met outside the Istana Negara Gate 2 here today.

Also present at the impromptu press conference was DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng and Parti Amanah Negara president Mohamad Sabu.

Earlier, Anwar, Lim, Mohamad and Parti Pejuang Tanah Air president Datuk Seri Muhkriz Mahathir, Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Pas deputy president Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man were granted an audience with the King.

At the meeting, said Anwar, the King had advised all party chiefs to unite in addressing the Covid-19 pandemic and the constitutional crisis that the nation is facing at the moment.

“For those who gained the majority (numbers) to be prime minister, they should not take it out on those who lost,” he said.


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