Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob is leading the Keluarga Malaysia government into its second year but he is determined to further enhance the government’s administration and the national economy for the benefit of the people.
Speaking at the “Keluarga Malaysia Symposium: Achievements and Hopes” event on Sunday (21 August), he said that there are many more matters on the agenda of his government that could be implemented to help Keluarga Malaysia.
“There are many groups that still need help – the poor, womenfolk, persons with disabilities and the like,” he said.
Ismail said the country was beset by uncertainties and instability when he assumed power, thus, many predicted that the Keluarga Malaysia government could collapse anytime due to the history of party hopping.
“Thank God, the prediction did not come true and now this government is one year old,” he said.
He said that Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and the Malay rulers were always concerned about the country’s well-being and the people’s welfare.
He added that he took the advice of His Majesty and have set aside the differences with the Opposition by signing a bipartisan cooperation agreement.
“This inclusive approach has brought us political stability,” he said.
Meanwhile, he said the various initiatives by the Keluarga Malaysia government received wide support from all quarters because consultation sessions were held before their introduction.
“These included Budget 2022 which was approved with majority support, and the Constitution (Amendment) Bills on Malaysia Agreement 1963 and the anti-party hopping bill which received unanimous support,” he said.
Ismail then said the Keluarga Malaysia government would focus on strengthening the existing political institutions to make them inclusive.
“We plan to strengthen the institutions of Parliament and judiciary and formulate a Political Funding Act to provide for healthier politics in the country,” he said.
The prime minister said he will give Malaysians ample space to get accurate and clear information on the achievements and challenges of the Keluarga Malaysia government in the past one year.
He said that the government, under his lead, has consistently applied the core concepts of Inclusiveness, Togetherness and Gratitude, and considered the views of every group.
“As a government that is open-minded, we will consider implementing input from intellectuals where suitable,” he said.
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