KUALA LUMPUR: The Borneo states will have a manifesto specifically tailored by the Pakatan Harapan presidential council for the upcoming general election.
Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the coalition’s chairman said Thursday, they were focusing on the two East Malaysian states and had discussed them at length.
“We admit that it is very much necessary for the coalition to understand the problems and feelings of Sabahans and Sarawakians,” he was quoted saying in an online news portal..
FMT quoted the former prime minister saying that these issues will be discussed in a special committee which will then present a report to the presidential council on Aug 24.
“We believe the problems with Sabah and Sarawak are very serious, and we want to hear proposals from all quarters in order to formulate a specific manifesto for Sabah and Sarawak,” he said at a press conference.
Sabah and Sarawak have yet to have their own state Pakatan Harapan committees.
The portal also reported that the Pakatan Harapan presidential council also announced three new appointments in the opposition coalition, with Mohamed Azmin Ali, the Selangor menteri besar, as elections director.
The council in a statement announced this was to further strengthen the elections committee chaired by Muhyiddin Yassin.
It also announced Mohamad Sabu, the Amanah president, as communications and mobilisation committee chairman, while Zuraida Kamaruddin, the PKR women’s chief, as the coalition’s women’s head.
Dr Mahathir had said the setting up of three state coalitions had been completed with Lim Guan Eng, Muhyiddin and Azmin being made PH chairmen for Penang, Johor and Selangor respectively.
“For other states, the setting up of the state PH will be completed in two months,” he was quoted as saying.