PN presidential council a good move, GPS leaders say

GPS leaders have described the formation of a presidential council comprising parties in the federal government as a good move to resolve critical issues affecting the country.

PBB vice-president Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said since there was no formal charter being signed, the council was a good move.

“It gives us a platform where we can discuss issues and allow us to move forward together. I think it is good as long as we don’t backstab each other,” he said.

SUPP secretary-general Sebastian Ting said the presidential council will allow party leaders who are not in the federal Cabinet to take part in meetings and discussions as well, including his party president Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian.

“We can focus on the people and economy, which have been affected by the pandemic. We are talking about bread and butter issues. So, we need a stable government to resolve them,” he said.

Last night, Perikatan Nasional, Barisan Nasional and GPS agreed to form a presidential council, comprising the leaders of each party.