PETALING JAYA: Perikatan Nasional is in the process of forming a shadow Cabinet to function as a check and balance mechanism for the unity government led by Pakatan Harapan.

PAS information chief Khairil Nizam Khirudin said Perikatan was ready to play its role as a constructive, collaborative, and responsible Opposition for the benefit of the people and country.

He said Perikatan was optimistic that cooperation between the Federal Government and the Opposition can be forged to jointly resolve the country’s problems.

“We are in the process of putting together a shadow Cabinet. We have led before under the Perikatan government and Keluarga Malaysia government.

“I am confident that the same template will also be brought by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for us to create a powerful force,” he was quoted as saying on an Astro Awani programme on Tuesday.

Khairil said besides supporting the Cabinet, the Opposition played an important role in moving Parliament’s transformation agenda.

“Indeed, all the facilities and infrastructure to ensure that we can achieve the targets set for each committee will be empowered by the government, especially under the Prime Minister’s Department,” he said.