Now PKR claims Anwar also offered four ministerial posts after GE13


(Malay Mail Online) – Rafizi Ramli alleged today that apart from the offer to be made deputy prime minister, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was also proffered four ministerial positions for PKR after Election 2013, in exchange for the party’s exit from Pakatan Rakyat (PR).

Rafizi, who is PKR secretary-general, claimed that this was part of the so-called national reconciliation initiative mooted by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak after the federal polls, which saw PR sweep more than half the total votes cast.

“In the aftermath of the 13th general election, there were calls for a national reconciliation as we all were made aware.

“The first call was made by Najib and was communicated to Anwar through an intermediary Jusuf Kalla (Indonesian vice-president) and this was global knowledge,” Rafizi said.

But what was unknown, the Pandan MP claimed, was that the offer included the four ministerial posts.

Rafizi said, however, that the offer was turned down as PKR had wanted to stand its ground that a “national reconciliation” could only happen if PR is seen as one united entity.

“That was when everything crumbled,” he told a press conference here at the PKR headquarters.

Last weekend, Anwar’s daughter Nurul Izzah Anwar alleged at a Penang rally that her father was offered the post of deputy prime minister as part of the Barisan Nasional (BN) government’s bid to entice him back into its fold after the May 5 federal polls in 2013.

“He was told to ignore PKR’s allies, PAS and DAP. Accept the offer, form a government,” the PKR vice-president was quoted saying by The Malaysian Insider.

However, Nurul Izzah said her father rebuffed the offer.