Harapan understands the concept of reform better.
Pakatan Harapan is a more well-suited partner, compared to other parties and coalitions, when it comes to implementing the reform agenda, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law and Institutional Reform) Azalina Othman Said.
Azalina today divulged that she’s more comfortable working hand in hand with Harapan, after Umno and the Anwar Ibrahim-led coalition worked together on several reforms including the anti-party hopping law.
“There are certain common agendas that we can work on together.
“I felt that personally, as the legal adviser for the party (Umno) then, when we were talking about a coalition government, I felt that Harapan would be better for reform.
“They understand the concept of reform better,” she said in a roundtable session held by Bersih titled “Deepening Democracy in Malaysia: Steering a post-election coalition government” held in at Parliament today.
She asserted that, on a personal level, she would much prefer cooperating with Harapan than another party, which she described to be “more conservative” than Umno.
However, she did not reveal the name of the party or coalition she was comparing Harapan to, merely saying “You know who”.
“I don’t know if the ‘rakyat’ is happy with the ‘marriage’ (between Harapan and Umno) or not, but someone told me that the complaints are fewer than before. My personal view is that the state elections will be the testing ground for our relationship,” she added.
In a related development, she stressed the importance of achieving the reform agenda in order for the government to last. – Malaysiakini