KUALA LUMPUR: A new parliamentary caucus on reform and governance has been formed, consisting of 12 parliamentarians from both sides of the political divide.
A source told the NSTP that the caucus is chaired by Port Dickson Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
Iskandar Puteri MP Lim Kit Siang is the caucus’s deputy chairman.
Members of the caucus are Sepang MP Mohamed Hanipa Maidin (Pakatan Harapan); Jeli MP Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed (PH); Sungai Petani MP Datuk Johari Abdul (PH); Segamat MP Santhara Kumar Ramanaidu (PH); Petaling Jaya MP Maria Chin Abdullah (PH); Kalabakan MP Ma’mun Sulaiman (Warisan); Pengerang MP Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said (Barisan Nasional); Padang Rengas MP Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz (BN); Santubong MP Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar (Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu); and Kubang Kerian MP Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man (Pas).
It is understood that the caucus will look into empowering Parliament as a branch of government responsible for instituting reforms in all aspects of the administration.
Anwar is reported to have said that he is committed to assist the government in pushing for parliamentary reform.
Lembah Pantai MP Fahmi Fadzil confirmed the appointments of Anwar and Lim to the caucus in a tweet today.