PM and Opposition reach consensus on Parliament's role, tackling Covid-19

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and Pakatan Harapan have come to a consensus towards working with each other in the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Following an hour-long meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office, a rare joint statement, signed by Ismail Sabri, PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng and Amanah president Mohamad Sabu, was issued.

“The meeting focused on the people’s agenda to find a common ground in addressing the Covid-19 crisis, saving lives and helping the people affected by unemployment and income loss.

“A consensus was also reached to strengthen the function of Parliament as a responsible and constructive institution, to serve as a check and balance on the executive so that it is more transparent and can meet the needs of the people.

“We also agreed on the importance of judicial independence, institutional reforms and good governance to ensure a more conducive situation for the people and the nation in the context of Keluarga Malaysia,” the statement read.

Below is the full statement.

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