Document on formation of unity government fake

The allegedly fake joint statement.

KUCHING: The formation of unity government which was purportedly suggested by nine political parties including Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) has been dismissed as fake news.

Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) secretary general Datuk Janang Bungsu said the circulation of the fake document by irresponsible quarters would only serve to stir unnecessary panic and fear among the people.

He also said the circulation of fake news was dangerous for a country in the midst of political turmoil and great health crisis.

“This kind of news will dampen efforts by the leaders to concentrate in governing the nation as it may stir unnecessary fear of political infighting.

“At the moment, people are quick to believe in negative news and tend to get emotional. We cannot afford to play with the people’s emotions as it can lead to unreasonable move,” he said.

He also urged all to make the situation in the country better rather than worse.

There were nine parties listed in a so-called joint statement for the Agenda of Formation of Unity Government until the 15th General Election (Agenda Penubuhan Kerajaan Perpaduan Sehingga PRU ke-15).

The so-called joint statement claimed the chiefs of nine parties had agreed on the structure of the unity government which would be led by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as prime minster with Datuk Seri Mohammad Hasan and Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof as Deputy Prime Minister I and Deputy Prime Minister II respectively.