Anwar cancels announcement of Sabah PKR candidates, cites conflicts

Boo Su-Lyn, TMI

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has cancelled his announcement of Sabah PKR candidates, citing unresolved conflicts over a few seats.

The PKR de facto leader also said today that he has assured Tuaran PKR chief Ansari Abdullah that the latter’s list of proposed candidates would be considered.

“In Sabah, the reason why I’m not announcing the candidates now is because although many seats have been finalised, there are still conflicts over one or two,” said Anwar (picture) at a press conference in Likas here today.

“I don’t want to complicate matters. I’m not ready to announce yet,” added the opposition leader.

PKR deputy president Azmin Ali dismissed Ansari’s candidate list last Friday as “mere suggestions”.

Ansari had announced that he would contest the Tuaran federal seat, besides naming candidates for six other parliamentary seats.

The current Tuaran MP is Datuk Seri Wilfred Bumburing, who had defected from BN component party UPKO and formed his own party called APS in alliance with Pakatan Rakyat (PR).