PH names Anwar as GE15 PM candidate, open to working with others

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Pakatan Harapan has resolved to nominate PKR president Anwar Ibrahim as their candidate for prime minister in the next general election.


The coalition – comprising PKR, DAP and Amanah – also resolved that it was open to “negotiations” and “cooperation” with any group.

However, these engagements must be anchored to the coalition’s reform agenda and to public interest.

These were among the decisions made by the coalition’s leaders at their two-day retreat in Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, which began yesterday.

The retreat was attended by Anwar, Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) president Mohamad Sabu and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, as well as PH presidential council members, the parties’ Women and Youth wing leaders, Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari, Negri Sembilan Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun and Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.

The coalition also announced that it would begin campaigning for GE15 in various states soon.

It said the campaigns would cover PH’s stance on the economy, political stability and Covid-19 pandemic.

The leadership added that it understood the country’s chances of making a full recovery from the pandemic depended on how it performed in GE15.

“We reiterate our pledge and commitment to continue strengthening PH to face GE15 and display our capabilities in governing the country with integrity, democracy and justice.”

PH also acknowledged Sabah and Sarawak as “engines of economic growth” for the development of the country, adding that it was open to negotiating and working with all parties.

“We will also continue the process of engaging with all stakeholders to form the PH manifesto,” it said.

The coalition also urged Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to immediately advise the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to reconvene Parliament, and in that, end the current state of Emergency.