Unite to fight the pandemic, Perikatan urges all political leaders


PETALING JAYA: Perikatan Nasional is heartened by the King's acknowledgement of the success of the government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and is grateful for the solidarity shown by all its component parties and Perikatan-friendly parties, says Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.

The Senior Minister, who is also Perikatan information chief, said that the government will continue its efforts with all the frontliners to fight the pandemic.

"Perikatan holds in high regard the acknowledgement of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Ri’aytatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah of the success of the Federal Government under the leadership of the Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in handling the Covid-19 pandemic effectively.

"Perikatan also thanks the King for his confidence in the wisdom and actions of the Federal Government in its efforts to protect the health of the people, care for their welfare, ensure their safety and activate the country's economy.

"We are determined to work hard with the people and the frontliners to fight the Covid-19 pandemic," he said in a statement on Tuesday (Oct 27).

He said Muhyiddin's government would provide complete leadership and work hand-in-hand with the health and economic as well as safety experts to formulate and carry out short, medium and long-term plans to handle the pandemic in a holistic way.

"We welcome the solidarity spirit of our component parties PAS, STAR and SAPP and the MPs of Umno, MCA, MIC, PBRS, Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) and Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) for having expressed their full support for the leadership of Muhyiddin and the Perikatan government," said Azmin.

Azmin, who is also the International Trade and Industry Minister urged all political leaders from all sides to put aside their differences to unite with the people in the fight against Covid-19 and to repair the economy of the country.

On Oct 25, the Palace stated that Sultan Abdullah and the Malay Rulers decided that there was no need for the proclamation of a state of emergency as of yet as the government had managed to contain the pandemic effectively.

“Sultan Abdullah also said that there was no need for MPs to continue their irresponsible actions that could disrupt the stability of the existing government, ” he said in a statement from Istana Negara on Sunday (Oct 25).

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