Islamist party PAS has suggested for PKR president Anwar Ibrahim to leave Pakatan Harapan and instead, pledge his support towards the prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s leadership until the end of the term.
PAS vice president Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah said Pakatan Harapan no longer has a bright future, following its crisis on prime minister candidacy.
“Pakatan Harapan no longer has a future, they can’t even solve the issue regarding the coalition’s prime minister candidacy, what more, to form a government.
“If hope Anwar will listen to my suggestion to leave Pakatan Harapan and give moral support to Muhyiddin, noting that he is no longer accepted within Pakatan Harapan.
“If Anwar insists to be with Pakatan Harapan and become the prime minister, then there is no tomorrow for him,” he was quoted as saying.
Mohd Amar said the existence of Anwar was no longer needed in the Pakatan Harapan and was confirmed when the former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad proposed the name of Warisan President Mohd Shafei Apdal as his preferred prime minister.
However, he said the current political instability would force the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government towards the dissolution of parliament.
“If he can listen to my advice, he will leave Pakatan Harapan, in support of Muhyiddin. That will show his commitment to the people to put an end to political turmoil and I hope he listens to my advice.
“Mahathir’s proposal to nominate Shafei, politically, shows that he could not accept Anwar. If Pakatan Harapan decides on its prime ministerial candidate, they will not win either.
“In a state of economic crisis and the Covid-19 and the people are burdened, we are crazy to be prime minister,” he said.
Meanwhile, Anwar has denied claims that he was planning political cooperation with “traitors”.
“I wish to refer and answer the speculation made by some that I am currently planning with the traitors.
“I want to stress it that it is just the trick by those who ar lusting for power.”
Anwar admitted that he had met Hamzah Zainuddin but he said it was more of a discussion regarding the Home Ministry.
The Port Dickson MP said any plot had never been discussed in PKR or Pakatan Harapan and had not been raised during the meeting with Hamzah and Muhyiddin.
“So I strongly disagree with the allegations,” he added.
DAP and Amanah previously said in a joint statement, that they were rejecting any agreement, or any negotiation, with those who involved in the ‘Sheraton Move’, which saw the collapse of the Pakatan Harapan government.
Those people were PPBM President Muhyiddin Yassin, Home Minister Hamzah Zainuddin and Minister of International Trade and Industry Mohamed Azmin Ali who left PKR along with a bunch of other MPs.
“There cannot be any agreement or attempt to make an agreement with Hamzah Zainuddin, the main conspirator of the Sheraton Move coup. Any arrangement involving Hamzah, but aside from Mahathir’s legacy and group, is unacceptable and not based on principle,” he said.
Later, two PKR MPs R Sivarasa and Maria Chin Abdullah voiced their support for the call.
2nd July 2020 15:26
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