PETALING JAYA – Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Anwar Ibrahim is back as the Pakatan Harapan’s choice to be the party’s candidate for prime minister, following a meeting with the Presidential Council earlier today.
In a joint statement on Monday (Jul 6), the coalition reiterates its commitment to its original plan for the PKR president as its prime minister candidate if it recaptures Putrajaya. The council also gives Anwar full mandate to to discuss with all parties towards the end including Parti Warisan Sabah president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal who has also considered for the post.
The council believes that the coalition should put all efforts towards returning the people’s mandate and that it must require the support of all parties.
Anwar, Parti Amanah Negara president Mohamad Sabu and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng signed the statement.
The statement were released weeks after the coalition being in a deadlock. PKR was adamant on naming Anwar as their PM candidate while Amanah and DAP chooses former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as their choice. Dr Mahathir then named Shafie coalition’s choice to become the next prime minister
PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, on the other hand, assured the public that Pakatan Harapan coalition is stable and rock solid and ready to serve for the people as it did before.
PH won the elections last May 2018 but eventually lost the position after Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia and several lawmakers left the coalition to join forces with Barisan Nasional, PAS and GPS to form a new government.
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