Let me start by correcting the introduction just now. I was the DAP parliamentary leader when the DAP was in opposition in the 13th Parliament, but not the DAP Parliamentary Leader in the 14th Parliament.
By convention, the Prime Minister is the Leader of the House of Parliament, and in a governing coalition, the respective party parliamentary leaders will come from the senior party leaders.
The DAP Central Executive Committee has decided that the DAP Parliamentary Leader in the 14th Parliament will be the DAP National Organising Secretary Anthony Loke.
I will be a backbencher in Parliament for the first time since I was elected MP for Bandar Melaka in 1969.
My visit to Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang in the last two days is to announce an important political initiative, in declaring Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang Perlis as the DAP’s new and third “Front-Line States” to bring about unity, justice, freedom and democracy in Malaysia.
During our visit to Kampong Anggek in Gua Musang yesterday, some 1,150 Orang Asli members handed in their membership applications forms to set up eight new wholly Orang Asli branches.
During the visit to Terengannu and Kelantan, membership applications for the formation of eight wholly Orang Asli branches, one wholly Malaysian Thai branch and 14 other branches were set up.
The objective of the DAP’s new and third “Front Line States of Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and Perlis” is to ensure that these four states will also be governed by Pakatan Harapan as is presently the case with the Federal Government of Malaysia.
In this objective we will work closely with the other three Pakatan Harapan parties.