PH picks Anwar after Mahathir snubs meeting

PKR president Anwar Ibrahim says Pakatan Harapan does not agree with any efforts to set up a backdoor government.

PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan has confirmed that PKR president Anwar Ibrahim is the coalition’s candidate for prime minister.

At a press conference at the PKR headquarters here today after a PH Presidential Council meeting, Anwar said they have been working to defend the mandate given to PH by the people.

“Pakatan Harapan does not agree with any efforts to set up a backdoor government.”

This comes after the coalition’s MPs had an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong at Istana Negara.

Anwar said PH had actually invited Mahathir to a meeting to rehabilitate the government following PPBM’s exit from the coalition and his resignation as PPBM chairman.

“Tun (Mahathir) did not agree to the meeting. So, yesterday, PH decided to name Anwar Ibrahim as the candidate for PM.

“We (MPs) have all been invited to meet the Agong, and now all actions must stop and we must wait for the Agong’s decision.”

Anwar called on all parties and the people to respect the Agong’s decision.

He added that PH was committed to improving the lives of the people.

Also present were top PH leaders including Amanah president Mohamad Sabu, PKR’s Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.