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PN MPs to be ministry watchdogs, says Takiyuddin

The PAS secretary-general says they will monitor the ministries and give suggestions for improvements.

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PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan. Photo: Bernama
PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan. Photo: Bernama

Perikatan Nasional (PN) says it will appoint its MPs as watchdogs of ministries in Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s administration to ensure the coalition becomes a constructive and effective opposition.

PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan said the 73 MPs in PN would play the role of providing checks and balance for the government.

"We have 73 MPs... so, we can have three MPs in charge of a ministry. We monitor and will also give suggestions for improvement, as we have been in the government before," he told reporters in Kota Bharu today.

Takiyuddin, who is Kota Bharu MP, said PN would also continue to urge the government under Anwar’s administration to take into account the concept of federalism, by not leaving out development at the state level.

Meanwhile, on the tabling of the motion of confidence for Anwar in the Dewan Rakyat on Dec 19, Takiyuddin said he had not received any information regarding the matter.

Anwar was reported to have said that the agenda for the first sitting of the 15th Parliament would include, among others, a motion of confidence in the prime minister to prove that he has the majority of support in the Dewan Rakyat.