Report: Anwar likely to stay Opposition chief despite failure to prove ‘formidable’ majority

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim should remain the federal Opposition leader despite missing his self-imposed deadline to prove he had the support needed to oust Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as the prime minister, according to Pakatan Harapan sources.

(MMO) – They told The Straits Times that PH was not expected to press Anwar on the pledge he made last week after his controversial order for the Opposition to let Budget 2021 through the policy stage.

The sources explained that Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal, who is in contention to take over, hurt his standing after his party’s lawmakers snubbed several divisions in Parliament to signal their displeasure with Anwar over the Budget 2021 vote.

“The (Warisan) boycott will cause trouble for those who want to put forward Shafie’s name.

“This gives Anwar an excuse, as he can say Warisan sabotaged him,” one anonymous PH lawmaker reportedly told ST.

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