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Guan Eng says willing to serve 'in any capacity'

The DAP chairman and former finance minister responds to speculation over Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim's Cabinet line-up.

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DAP chairman and former finance minister Lim Guan Eng. Photo: Bernama
DAP chairman and former finance minister Lim Guan Eng. Photo: Bernama

DAP chairman Lim Guan Eng today said he was ready to serve "in any capacity" as speculation mounts over the Cabinet line-up of Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim. 

In a Facebook post, the Bagan MP who was the finance minister under Dr Mahathir Mohamad's government from 2018 to 2020 said Cabinet appointments were the prerogative of the prime minister. 

"Whether I am in the Cabinet or not is secondary to the importance that the future of our country must not be stolen," he said. 

"Let me state my willingness to serve in any capacity so long as it serves the larger national interest that the current unity government led by Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim can continue to function and remain stable against extremist forces seeking to undermine and topple it."

Anwar, who said yesterday that discussions on his Cabinet line-up were nearly complete, has said that he will announce the list this afternoon. 

Lim meanwhile said that PH deserved to be in the government after winning the most seats and the largest popular vote in the recent election. 

"Together with Barisan Nasional and parties from Sabah and Sarawak, this unity government has a clear-cut majority that represents the will of the people, representing not just a single group but every Malaysian in our diverse society. This is a Malaysian unity government," he said.