DAP, a component party of Pakatan Harapan, is hoping to restore good faith, and good feelings, among the various parties in Sarawak, and Pakatan Harapan.
During a short break at the State Legislative Assembly today, Penang DAP chairman Chow Kon Yeow, replying to questions from reporters, said Pakatan Harapan was trying to form a unity government for the sake of the country and the people.
“The DAP secretary-general Anthony Loke has done the right thing in putting the national agenda above the party and personal feelings.
“We hope that this gesture by the DAP secretary-general will be able to restore good faith, and good feelings, among the various parties in Sarawak, and Pakatan Harapan.
“We hope that this will bring about the desired result of Pakatan Harapan and other political parties being given the blessings to form the next Federal Government,” Chow, the Penang Chief Minister, commented about Loke’s courtesy call on the premier of Sarawak Tan Sri Abang Abdul Rahman Zohari Tun Openg at his residence in Kuching this morning. Loke, representing the DAP, said he had made an open apology to Sarawak and its people for any statements which may have offended them.
In his Facebook post, Loke (representing DAP) made an open apology to Sarawak and its people for any statements which may have offended them. Loke said he hoped that the meeting could turn over a new leaf and work towards building understanding and cooperation for a developed and progressive Malaysia.
Former DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng also offered his apology for the remarks that might have offended the Sarawak premier and the GPS Sarawak state government.
On Lim’s Facebook page, he said the future of the country is more important.
“Let us make a fresh start to cooperate to preserve the diversity, inclusiveness and unity of all multi-racial and multi-cultural society; as well as protect our Federal Constitution for the benefit of all in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak,” he said.
Chow was also asked about the partnership between Penang Pakatan Harapan and the state Umno, should there be a unity government formed between Pakatan Harapan and Barisan Nasional at the Federal level.
“At the moment, it is focused on the formation of the Federal Government.
“It is still too early to talk about other things. We need to adjust and get used to the new re-alignment of political forces in the country.
“There are so many things to do at the national level, and the state has not come to that yet,” he said.