Anwar to campaign for Azmin in Sabah?

(Free Malaysia Today) – PKR supremo Anwar Ibrahim and vice-president Azmin Ali are in Sabah today, prompting a blogger to question if the duo plan to hit the campaign trail.

Gombak MP Azmin is regarded as the opposition leader’s protege and despite remaining above the fray on the surface, it is widely speculated that Anwar wants him to be the next deputy president.

However, the plan has hit a snag in the form of supreme council member Zaid Ibrahim, who has announced his interest to vie for the post.

Commenting on the duo’s visit to Sabah, blogger Haris Ibrahim asked: “Is Anwar campaigning for Azmin already?”

Azmin is yet to announce his candidacy, but Zaid has hinted that the former is already pulling out Umno-like weapons from his arsenal to undermine the latter’s chances.

According to Haris, the Anwar-Azmin tag team’s first stop is Tuaran, where the current division chief Ansari Abdullah is facing an uphill battle to retain his post.

Describing him as Anwar’s “chosen Muslim poster boy”, the blogger said Ansari is being challenged by Edward Linggu, who is aligned to Sabah PKR strongman Jeffrey Kitingan.

Next stop – ‘Jeffrey’s territory’

On Malaysia Day (Thursday), Haris said the pair is scheduled to visit Keningau, which is “Jeffrey Kitingan territory”.

“Both Anwar and Azmin can expect the best of Sabah hospitality, I’m informed,” he added in a sarcastic referrence to the tension in Sabah PKR.