Anwar Ibrahim refuses to name Pakatan Harapan’s prime minister

(FMT) – Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim says the question of Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) prime minister candidate for GE15 is not a priority for the coalition.

The current priority was to get close and help the people, he said in a media interview. He acknowledged that he remained the sole candidate for the top post for the coalition, according to Sinar Harian.

“So far I don’t see any changes (as to PH’s prime minister candidate). But I don’t think it is a priority for us. We can discuss (our prime minister candidate), that’s no issue to me. It’s just that it’s not the priority (right now) in my opinion.

“However, it’s generally known that PKR already knows its candidate. DAP has also announced theirs and Amanah president Mohamad Sabu, in his conversation with me, so far has said there are no changes,” he said, referring to himself.

Umno’s Supreme Council had recently announced that current Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob, one of its three vice-presidents, was its candidate for the top post for the next general election.

Bersatu Supreme Council member Razali Idris said party president Muhyiddin Yassin was its pick for prime minister should Perikatan Nasional win the election.

At the 2018 general election, former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad was the PH candidate for the top post when the opposition coalition, which also included Bersatu, formed the federal government.