Perikatan forming 'Shadow Cabinet' as a check and balance for Pakatan-led unity govt, says PAS info chief

PETALING JAYA: Perikatan Nasional (PN) is currently in the process of forming a "Shadow Cabinet" with the expertise it has to function as a check and balance mechanism for the unity government led by Pakatan Harapan (PH).

PAS information chief Khairil Nizam Khirudin (pic) said Perikatan is ready to play its role as a constructive, collaborative, responsible and loyal Opposition, for the benefit of the country.

He is optimistic that cooperation between the government and the Opposition can be established just like before to jointly solve the country's problems and bring Malaysia back to the world stage.

"We are in the process of putting together a 'Shadow Cabinet' or expertise through the ministries.

“On top of that, we have led before under the PN government and the Keluarga Malaysia government.

"I am confident that the same 'template' will also be brought by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for us to create a powerful force," he was quoted as saying during an Astro Awani programme on Tuesday (Nov 29).

Khairil added that in addition to supporting the Cabinet, the Opposition plays an important role in moving Parliament's transformation agenda.

"If it is destined that there are bodies or committees where the Opposition needs to lead, why not?

"Even before this, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) was led by DAP.

"Indeed, all the facilities and infrastructure to ensure that we can achieve the targets set for each committee will be empowered by the government, especially under the Prime Minister's Department,” he said.

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