FORM SHADOW CABINET, MADIUS APPEALS TO ANWAR
13 JAN 2021
By Ruby Koh
KOTA KINABALU: The President of United Progressive Kinabalu Organisation (Upko) Datuk Wilfred Madius Tangau has pleaded with Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to get a shadow cabinet organised within a week.
In his statement today, he said the call is so that alternatives policies on the current pandemic and economy crisis as Malaysia is placed under Emergency.
He said, putting Malaysia under Emergency for eight months as announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will only greatly damage the economy.
He added that the decision would harm millions of jobs and livelihoods of many households, which he said would likely get worst as the emergency progresses throughout the coming eight months.
The Tuaran MP also remarked Muhyiddin's act to claim business as usual but shut down the parliament and preventing elections as irresponsible and desperate.
On pleading for a shadow cabinet formation, Madius appealed to Anwar to chair the Pakatan Harapan (PH) Plus Shadow Cabinet's first meeting next Wednesday, on Zoom.
"It's time we stop our repeated attacks on the backdoor government. Instead, we must work hard on offering better policies and delivery so we can walk in from 'the front door' with a strong, formidable and convincing majority after 15th General Election (GE15)."
Madius also urged parliament members in Barisan Nasional (BN) who are abandoning Muhyiddin to join PH Plus to discuss the alternative policies.
"Whether we would sit next to each other in the future, as parliamentarians, we have a duty to offer workable and broad-based policies for millions of suffering Malaysians when the PM damages their livelihoods just to save his job," he said.