Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim hailed the inaugural Unity Government National Convention today as a “clear sign” that the government is stable and will remain intact until the next general election.
Anwar also expressed his gratitude to the 148 Members of Parliament and 19 political parties that supported the formation of the unity government, saying he “salutes” their commitment.
“The unity government is united in overcoming the problems and damage of the past to form a ‘new Malaysia’ based on the principles of Madani,” he said in his speech at the World Trade Centre today.
Madani is the Malay acronym for sustainability, care and compassion, respect, innovation, prosperity, and trust.
Anwar also stressed that the country’s power and wealth should be used to rebuild Malaysia into a new economic giant.
He cited that Malaysia’s economic growth of 5.6 percent in the first quarter of 2023 as among the best in the region.
In addition, Anwar highlighted the role of Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi in the formation of the unity government, stating that his contribution should be recognised.
On another matter, Anwar called for the implementation of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).
“The MA63 implementation is the responsibility of current leaders to fulfil the loyalty oath of previous leaders.”
On Sabah water woes, Anwar announced that he would invite the Kelantan Menteri Besar and Sabah Chief Minister within the next two weeks to seek solutions to the problem.