Unity govt intact, investment secured, says Anwar

KUALA LUMPUR: All political parties in the unity government are committed to political stability, which has in turn attracted a mega investment from Indonesia, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

"We have been informed of a big investment from Indonesia in Malaysia in gas and hydrogen - which I was told earlier when I met Indonesian President Joko Widodo - and such an investment increases the confidence of other investors," said the Prime Minister.

He also said that the government will not bow to racist rhetoric and any attempts to disrupt the harmony of the nation will be dealt with severely.

He added the distribution of seats between the ruling parties in the unity government during the upcoming six state elections was not discussed at length at the secretariat meeting but it was agreed that party leaders will meet in the near future to discuss the matter.

Anwar said this at a media conference after chairing the second unity government secretariat meeting at the Umno headquarters at the World Trade Centre tonight (March 19).

"The unity government has discussed its views on its cooperation and will further strengthen the implementation of its policies. This in return has provided investors' confidence.

"There is a strong consensus that this government is committed to upholding the principles of the constitution while upholding the rights of every citizen. Any attempts to disrupt this (country) will be dealt with firmly," said Anwar.

He also congratulated the Umno leaders who had been elected in the recent party polls.

Deputy Prime Ministers Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof, Cabinet ministers, Sarawak Premier Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg and his deputy Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian were among those present for the meeting that started at 8.15pm.

At the same press conference, Umno president Ahmad Zahid said that the party election results showed the leadership which supported the unity government was accepted by the grassroots.

“We are also confident with the support of parties from Barisan, Sabah and Sarawak towards the present unity government,” added Ahmad Zahid.

Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) chairman Abang Johari said Indonesia was confident with the present leadership of the unity government.

“It will benefit Malaysians,” said Abang Johari briefly, who also mentioned that Indonesia has committed to the gas and hydrogen investment in Malaysia.

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