KOTA KINABALU: The Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) will be prominently represented at the upcoming Unity Government National Convention, with approximately 250 members from Sabah in attendance.
The delegation will be led by GRS chairman Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Hajiji Haji Noor, who also serves as the Sabah chief minister. This strong representation from Sabah further emphasises the commitment of various parties within the Unity Government to work together towards a stable and prosperous Malaysia.
The convention, scheduled for Sunday (May 14) at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) here, will serve as evidence that the 19-party federal government coalition can collaborate to address the people’s concerns.
Mohammad Sollehin Mohamad Tajie, Barisan Nasional (BN) Youth Information head, emphasised that despite the diverse ideologies among the coalition members, they all share a common goal of promoting stability in the country.
Mohammad Sollehin dismissed allegations that the convention is a precursor to forthcoming elections in six states, asserting that the event’s primary objective is to solidify the Unity Government and ensure its ongoing strength and stability.
“Our priority now is not the PRN (state polls) (but to) ensure the stability of the current government. If it is to face the PRN, maybe after the polls we would fight because the results are not good and end up causing a rift in the existing government.
“The most important thing is that this convention unites ideological differences, to sit together to ensure that the current federal government continues to remain strong,” he said while appearing as a guest on Bernama TV’s Ruang Bicara programme titled ‘Konvensyen Nasional Kerajaan Perpaduan: Hala Tuju Malaysia MADANI’ on Wednesday night.
Similarly, Lee Chean Chung, PKR Communications director, regarded the convention as a positive step towards reinforcing the Unity Government.
“The people want to see a stable and united government to maintain stability. The convention proves that all parties in the Unity Government are determined to serve the people.
“Accusations and attacks from other quarters are normal but what is more important is that we are ready to serve the people,” said the Petaling Jaya MP.
Lee also noted that the convention’s success would provide grassroots supporters of the coalition parties with a better understanding of why a consensus is necessary to address Malaysia’s economic and social challenges and foster continued progress.
The convention, themed ‘MADANI Mewajahi Masa Depan Malaysia,’ marks the first such event since the formation of the Unity Government led by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim six months ago. Over 10,000 coalition party leaders are expected to attend.