Opposition’s candidate for PM’s post can only be finalised after nomination

(Bernama) — PAS secretary-general Datuk Mustafa Ali today said that the opposition’s candidate for the Prime Minister’s post can only be finalised after the nomination process of the 13th general election.

He said the candidate must be chosen among those who contested in the general election and won.

“I think the best time to announce (the candidate) is after the nomination because the person who wants to be the Prime Minister must be elected,” he told reporters at the 16th DAP National Congress here today.

Mustafa was commenting on DAP chairman Karpal Singh’s remark repeating his stand to support Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to become the next prime minister should the opposition pact take over Putrajaya in the upcoming general election.

Karpal had repeated his stand in his opening speech at the congress.

Mustafa said PAS had yet to make its decision on the matter and that he was not sure whether Karpal’s stand was also DAP’s actual stand.