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DAP’s Gobind Turned Down Cabinet Role, Rafizi To Share His Views On Unity Gov Soon

DAP’s Gobind Turned Down Cabinet Role, Rafizi To Share His Views On Unity Gov Soon

Meanwhile, Economic Affairs Minister Rafizi Ramli says he’ll make a video to air his personal opinions about the Unity Government soon.

Adeline Leong

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Malaysians had many questions regarding the new Cabinet line-up, such as DAP being accorded fewer seats, although the party has the largest number of MPs (40) among the other coalitions.

In Anwar’s Cabinet, there are 15 Pakatan Harapan (PH) members, 6 Barisan Nasional (BN) members, 5 from Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), 1 from Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS), and 1 non-political member.

Among PH, PKR has 8 seats, DAP has four, Amanah has 2 and Upko has 1.

The rakyat also questioned the absence of former minister Gobind Singh Deo in the Cabinet line-up.

Previously, he served as the communications and multimedia minister in the PH government formed in 2018 after the 14th general election (GE14).

Gobind explained he had declined to be part of the Cabinet again to focus on his current role as Damansara MP.

He said Anwar did ask him to join the Cabinet but ultimately rejected the invitation after thinking it through.

I wish to thank him for asking me to be part of his Cabinet. I again express my full confidence in his leadership and believe that he will be able to successfully take Malaysia to greater heights.

Damansara MP Gobind Singh Deo

It wasn’t a pretty negotiation

PKR deputy president Rafizi Ramli, who was one of PH’s negotiators in forming the unity government, said the negotiations weren’t pretty and “it was noisy outside.”

Rafizi said he’ll make a video on it to voice his personal opinions on the unity government soon.

He was appointed as the Minister of Economic Affairs and is one of the eight MPs from PH included in the Cabinet.


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