Federal govt’s seven-point plan forward-thinking

Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof

KUCHING: The seven-point plan offered by the federal government is dynamic and forward-thinking for the current political landscape, says Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof.

“The desire of our political masters to be inclusive in this uncertain political environment is magnanimous as we aim for political stability.

“Hitherto, we can then focus on our strength synergistically to manage the Covid-19 pandemic and revive the country’s economy,” said the federal Senior Works Minister.

He also praised the efforts of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob to further nurture the parliamentary democracy system by collaborating cohesively with opposition MPs, particularly through the National Recovery Council.

“This inclusive effort is laudable as it provides all of us a systematic platform for engagement and deliberation on matters of national interest by involving the government and opposition.

“Parliament must continuously exercise prudence in ensuring integrity and neutrality at the highest level to maintain the respect for the Dewan at the local and international level.

“There must be full cooperation between the government and opposition in Parliament for the interest and benefit of the people.

“I believe that this can be achieved as we embrace a transparent functional balance and check system in the way we operate.

“Undoubtedly, the government’s commitment and transparency in working with the opposition in bringing structural changes is sincere and commendable, notably through initiatives such as the Anti-Party Hopping Bill, implementation of Undi18 and limiting the term of the Prime Minister to 10 years.”

Meanwhile, he noted that the success of the proposed seven-point plan was contingent on the joint commitment of all members of the Dewan Rakyat regardless of their political, racial or religious inclination.

“We must identify common grounds for us to work together for the best interest of the rakyat as we fight the Covid-19 pandemic in this era of Infodemic which has killed lives and livelihood.”