Guan Eng: Cabinet post secondary, I’m willing to serve in any capacity

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DAP chairperson Lim Guan Eng has responded to speculation that he may not be appointed a cabinet position in Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s government.

The former finance minister stressed that the question of giving him a cabinet post is secondary to ensuring that the country’s future is not “stolen”.

Lim said that he is willing to serve in any capacity in the new government.

“Let me state my willingness to serve in any capacity so long as it serves the larger national interest that the unity government led by Anwar can continue to function and remain stable against extremist forces seeking to undermine and topple it.

“Pakatan Harapan deserves to be in government after winning the most seats and largest popular vote in the 15th general election.

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“Together with BN and parties from Sabah and Sarawak, this unity government has a clear-cut majority that represents the will of the rakyat representing not just a single group but every Malaysian in our diverse society,” he said in a statement today.

“This is a Malaysian unity government,” he added.

Lim, who served in the previous Harapan cabinet, is facing ongoing court trials.

In recent days, the Bagan MP has faced questions on whether he, along with others such as Muar MP Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman and Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, should be given positions in the cabinet despite their ongoing trials.

Anwar had met the Yang di-Pertuan Agong this morning for nearly an hour and is believed to have submitted his proposed Cabinet line-up.