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DAP sec-gen Loke: Deliver anti-hopping Bill first, then we can talk if PM wants to extend MoU

DAP leader Anthony Loke Siew Fook (centre) together with other party members attend the Engagement Session with DAP Secretary General Anthony Loke, at Shenga Convention Hall, Batu Cavesl April 16, 2022. — Picture by Hari Anggara

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BATU CAVES, April 16 — The federal opposition is ready to talk if Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob wishes to extend the federal government’s memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the opposition pact, DAP secretary-general Anthony Loke said tonight.

However, Loke said the government must first make good on the agreement to deliver proposed anti-hopping laws for elected lawmakers, when asked if Pakatan Harapan is seeking to extend the MoU term, under which it was agreed that Parliament would not be dissolved earlier than July 31 this year.

“First of all, as I mentioned time and again, most important is that whatever agreed upon in the MoU must be first delivered, especially the anti-hopping Bill.

“If they have delivered the anti-hopping Bill, if the PM wishes to extend it then we can talk, but the precondition is that whatever agreed upon must be delivered, must be implemented. So the ball is in the court of the prime minister,” he told reporters when met after an engagement session with DAP grassroots and party leaders from the Indian community.


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