Tuan Ibrahim: None of PAS MPs supporting Anwar

The deputy president is also challenging Anwar to reveal the names the latter claims to have given him support

by NUR HANANI AZMAN / pic by RAZAK GHAZALI

PAS has confirmed that none of its MPs will be supporting PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in forming a new government.

PAS deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man (picture) said the party is fully behind Perikatan Nasional (PN) and will not be crossing over to support another coalition.

Tuan Ibrahim also challenged Anwar to reveal the names the latter claimed to have given him support.

“On behalf of the party, the statement of the secretary general was issued together with the secretaries of the political parties in PN, that we support the current government.

“We have discussed this at a glance, and it is not a big issue. So far, the party secretary has issued a statement and that is enough.

“In this democratic system, they have a right to form a new coalition, but for us, we are responsible in ensuring MPs are committed to PN,” Tuan Ibrahim told reporters yesterday.

Anwar yesterday claimed to possess a “strong, convincing and formidable” support from MPs to form a government.

Tuan Ibrahim spoke to reporters at the World Ozone Day 2020 and pre-launch of National Environment Day 2020 yesterday in Putrajaya.

World Ozone Day, which falls on Sept 16 yearly, is also being celebrated by 197 participating countries of the Montreal Protocol on the Control of Layer Destructive Materials Ozone.

This year’s theme is “Ozone for Life” with the slogan “35 Years Ozone Layer Protection”.

Tuan Ibrahim, who is also the Environment and Water Minister, said based on Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) Phase-Out Management Plan (HPMP) stage 1, Malaysia managed to reduce the use of HCFC at 19% compared to the original target of 10%.

He said the next target is to eliminate usage of HCFC by 2040 in stages. To date, Malaysia has succeeded in eliminating the use of HCFC by 59% since the implementation of HPMP.

“The National Environment Day 2020 is officially celebrated on Oct 21 every year, but the celebration this year will be held on Oct 24 at Universiti Sains Malaysia Kubang Kerian, Kelantan.

“The main message of the National Environment Day 2020 celebration will focus on three main activities namely electrical and electronics waste disposal methods, disposable plastic reduction and greening of the earth,” he added.

Various activities have been laid out to make the National Environment Day 2020 celebration a success.

In line with the theme “Environment of Shared Responsibility”, Tuan Ibrahim urged the public to play an important role in preserving the environment for the benefit of the current and future generations.

On the Sungai Gong pollution, Tuan Ibrahim said an investigation has been done and a sample has been sent to the Department of Chemistry.

“We will get the results of the analysis,” he said.

Four board members and a manager of a heavy machinery repair company charged in connection with the dumping of hazardous materials into Sungai Gong in Rawang were released on a RM400,000 bail each with one surety by the Shah Alam High Court on Tuesday.