Muhyiddin can be Opposition leader, but…


PETALING JAYA: Former Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin can be appointed the next Opposition leader, provided his newly formed Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) commits to the reform agenda.

PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar said the Pakatan Harapan coalition is willing to work with anyone, as long as the party practises the concept of arbitration.

“If they are not committed to reforms, then we will change the leaders. This is a question of working together, it depends on the number of seats won, that is normal.

“We must remember when DAP won the majority seats, they suggested the post of Opposition leader be held by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim,” she was quoted as saying in Sinar Harian.

However, the Lembah Pantai MP concurred that it was premature to talk about collaborating with Bersatu.

“To me, it is still to early. Bersatu was only recently formed, what matters is creating the momentum and getting the job done,” she said.

She added that her father, Anwar, had always wanted for the family to not worry too much about his condition in prison, and for the Opposition to not focus on a single issue.

“He told us to prioritise the fight against graft and cronyism, which contributed to a scandal like 1MDB.”