Sabah and S’wak PKR say firm on Anwar
Published on: Friday, July 03, 2020
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PETALING JAYA: A PKR vice-president representing East Malaysia said Sabah and Sarawak “strongly endorse” party president Anwar Ibrahim as the next prime minister, even as Sabah PKR remains torn over Shafie Apdal’s nomination for that post.

Michael Teo said their endorsement was in line with the decision made by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) presidential council on May 7 that Anwar be the candidate for prime minister.

Anwar was also named the new PH chairman and the new opposition leader at the same meeting.

“Borneo PKR continues to stand firm with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in upholding and continuing Pakatan Harapan’s reform agenda while we march towards the 15th general election together,” the Miri MP said in a statement.

Teo’s backing of Anwar follows reports that Sabah PKR chief Christina Liew was torn between the Port Dickson MP and the Sabah chief minister.

At a forum last night, Liew, who is also a deputy chief minister, said as a Sabahan she welcomed the idea of Shafie becoming the coalition’s choice for prime minister.

However, she said she was leaving it to the PH presidential council to make a stand.

Two days ago, the youth chiefs of the ruling Sabah parties, with the exception of PKR, declared their support for Shafie as the prime ministerial candidate in the event of a snap election.


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