Anwar says PKR will give full support to PPBM’s choice candidate for the upcoming Semenyih by-election (see news item below).
But that’s not his shot to call, as more than three quarters of leaders and MPs in the reformasi-turned-reformadey party are firmly behind Azmin Ali, the man Mahathir tasked with securing a PPBM win.
Azmin will soon be turned Deputy Prime Minister, while Anwar is going to find himself in a terrible, terrible rut (coming soon, hint: we’ve all been there before).
Those who are counting on the PKR chief thinking that he has numbers on his side to collapse government are in for a big surprise.
I keep asking myself why these fellows never learn their lessons and keep falling for these silly little traps
I keep saying, that if you’re going to behave and think the way you did prior to the 14th general election, you’re as good as gone and may as well call it quits.
There are people who just never learn.
And because they never learn, they’re helping Dr M tighten his grip on government without them knowing anything about it.
KUALA LUMPUR: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today said that his party will give their full support to Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) candidate who will contest in the Semenyih by-election.
Anwar said Pakatan Harapan had already picked the candidate when he was in Qatar and said he was not privy to who the candidate will be.
“They picked someone two days ago but I wasn’t in the meeting as I was in Qatar,” Anwar told reporters after speaking at a forum for educational reforms held at the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilisation, here, tonight.
“It will be a candidate from PPBM and we at PKR will throw our full support behind them.
“Our position has always been all by-elections are very tough. We must work very hard to win,” he said.
Meanwhile, Anwar quashed rumors spread on social media that there is a rift between him and Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.
“Don’t listen to rumours please,” said Anwar.
“These are people who are trying to insinuate and create tension between us. The prime minister has explained things, I’ve met Azmin earlier today and it’s a non-issue.”
Source: The Malay Mail Online