Anwar: No expiry date for MoU with govt

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MoU still holds good as more reforms are needed.

The deadline of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the government and Pakatan Harapan last year has yet to be finalised, opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (PH-Port Dickson) said.

He said PH was planning to hold a discussion about the future of the MoU, which he believed could be further extended.

“In the MoU, there is no fixed deadline. Instead, it is fixed based on the date of a general election and therefore, we are still discussing it, it’s not finalised.


“The decision is, we will discuss (the matter) within the PH. We will discuss about the government’s management and governance, corruption and monopolies. These are what we will highlight,” he said in a media conference at the parliament building today.

It was previously reported that the MoU shall be effective from the date it was signed to the dissolution of the current 14th parliamentary term.

Anwar said he met up with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob to convey PH’s views on the MoU.

“We had placed a few conditions with regard to the MOU and the most pressing is the anti-hopping laws which God-willing, will be passed in the next two weeks or so.

“Once this is done, we will definitely be bringing other big issues such as good governance and corruption which we feel the government must fulfil,” he added.

Although the MoU would still be in place, Anwar said that Pakatan would continue to play its role as opposition.

He cited the monopoly of rice imports by Padiberas Nasional Bhd (Bernas) as an issue which Pakatan would continue to strongly oppose.