GEORGE TOWN – Pakatan Harapan has yet to decide on who will be appointed in the soon-to-be formed pro-tem committee of the opposition coalition, says DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.
Lim said so far there was no confirmation on who were to be in the new pro-tem committee, which would be submitted to the Registrar of Societies (RoS).
“We have not decided yet as the pro-tem committee has not elected any office bearers. It would only be decided in the next meeting,” he told a press conference here today.
However, Lim who is also the Penang Chief Minister said DAP has decided the four members from the party to be part of the pro-tem committee to set-up Pakatan Harapan.
“But it’s not for me to announce it now, we will announce it together with other Pakatan Harapan leaders,” he said.
A report by an online portal yesterday named Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as advisers of the pro-tem committee which would consist of another 16 members which would be equally divided among the four parties.
When asked on the 12 out of the 13 Penang PAS divisions wanting to severe ties with PKR recently, Lim said it was not a surprise as they (PAS) had no ties with Pakatan Harapan.
“They (PAS) have no ties with DAP and this is their preliminary ground work to cooperate with UMNO and BN,” he said.
It was reported earlier that 12 out 13 PAS division in Penang had submitted a motion to the party requesting the central leadership to cut ties with PKR.
Meanwhile, Lim also announced the appointment of Dr Saw Leng Guan as the new curator of Penang Botanical Gardens on a two-year contract from April 1.
He also expressed his full confidence in Saw, a former research fellow from Forest Research Institute Malaysia, in reviving the historical botanic gardens which was founded in 1884 and was one of the oldest botanic gardens in Southeast Asia. – BERNAMA