Anwar: Claims of Opposition MPs pledging support to me baseless

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has dismissed claims by the Opposition that its MPs will be given constituency allocations only if they pledge support for his leadership.

Instead, he said discussions on the matter were more focused on ensuring political stability and economic growth.

“There are no conditions to support the PM as alleged by the Opposition. We have given the mandate to (Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri) Fadillah (Yusof) and the committee (to handle discussions).

“Talks are focused on ensuring government stability and on economic growth to ensure peace and stability,” the prime minister said after performing Friday prayers at the Bandar Teknologi mosque in Kajang yesterday, Bernama reported.

On Thursday, Fadillah had said that the Unity Government Secretariat Supreme Leadership Council had agreed in principle to consider providing funds to elected representatives from the Opposition.

Fadillah said a draft MOU will be prepared and presented to the Opposition for further discussions.

Earlier on Wednesday, Anwar chaired the leadership council meeting to discuss the distribution of allocations for Opposition elected representatives.

Meanwhile, Anwar said improvements to the salary structure for civil servants were almost finalised, adding that the matter will be decided by the Cabinet.

In a Facebook post, he said he chaired the third Public Service Remuneration Study Main Committee (JIKSPA) 2024 meeting yesterday to discuss the issue.

He said the government is committed to seeing the matter through, despite the national economy being challenged by global uncertainties.

Anwar is set to make an announcement on the improved civil service pay structure at the Labour Day rally.

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