It may or may not be a controversial issue but the Selangor DAP leaders, who will swear in as exco members before HRH Sultan on Monday, will wear Songkok in compliance with the palace dress code.
When the DAP was in the opposition, we had the option not to attend any official function which requires Songkok as part of the dress code. We had exercised that option. That had been the party policy for years.
However, now that the DAP is a partner of the coalition government, the DAP will have no other option but to adhere to the dress code. Otherwise, the coalition government can never be formed.
We have the mandate from the people to form a new government to bring about change to the nation. That is a historical mission given by the Malaysians to the DAP first time after 50 years of independence. That is our priority now.