GEORGE TOWN: Penang DAP chairman Chow Kon Yeow reiterates the party's stands that it will not work with leaders from Umno who are currently facing legal charges.
He said the party's secretary-general Lim Guan Eng had made it clear that the party would not work such leaders in the new government claimed by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
"Hypothetically, if the numbers claimed by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim include Umno leaders, especially those who are currently facing charges, the party cannot work with such a coalition of personalities," he told reporters after the e-Learning Devices Handover ceremony at Sunshine Square on Saturday (Sept 26).
Chow, who is also DAP national vice-chairman, said that if the party was not informed and consulted as to who will join the new government, it would not work with them.
"Basically, what we have to do now is to wait and see what will be announced by Anwar on the numbers that he has," he said.
On Thursday (Sept 24), Chow reportedly said he welcomed the announcement made by Anwar and said the people were looking for a strong and stable government to lead the country.
However, he said the coalition would have to wait for the list of MPs claimed by Anwar.
Earlier on Wednesday (Sept 23), Anwar claimed he had a "strong and formidable majority" to form the next government.
However, he stopped short of revealing the number he had, adding that he would first seek an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, who has been undergoing treatment at the National Heart Institute (IJN) since Monday (Sept 21).
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