PKR President Anwar Ibrahim reiterated that he supports Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s leadership and he will not disrupt his work.
Speaking at a ceramah in Taman Sri Jenaris last night, Anwar stressed that he will not interrupt Mahathir’s affairs and he hoped that he will not be interrupted when he becomes the next prime minister.
“We give our full support (to Tun M), let him do his work. I won’t interrupt because I don’t want to disrupt his work.”
“When it is my turn, let me do my work and don’t disrupt me too. This is our mutual understanding,” added Anwar.
PKR: We stand by PM and agreement that Anwar to take over after two years
PKR fully supports the leadership of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and stands by the agreement that its President will replace him after two years, says the party’s Central Leadership Council.
In a press statement, released Sunday (Feb 24) after its monthly meeting, the council said the party is committed to the Pakatan Harapan coalition.
“We stress that the unity and partnership within Pakatan must be defended. We deny strongly all slander that is trying to instigate the leadership and weaken the strong cooperation among the parties in Pakatan.
“We stand by the agreement that was reached and announced on Jan 7, 2018, that Dr Mahathir will be the prime minister, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail be the deputy prime minister and Anwar take over as the eighth prime minister after a period of two years.
“PKR further stresses that the strength of the party should be channelled towards supporting the Pakatan government to strengthen the economy and solving the problems of the people including that of the issue of living costs,” said the council.
This statement was in response to allegations by opposition party PAS that Pakatan parties may move a vote of no confidence against Dr Mahathir in Parliament.
Last week, the Islamist party pledged support for him in the event of a betrayal from within Pakatan.
PAS secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan said the party had an “inkling” that something was brewing within Pakatan, and this prompted PAS leadership to discuss the matter with Dr Mahathir during a meeting last week.
The discussion, said Takiyuddin, resulted in a draft letter in which PAS pledged that its 18 MPs would support Dr Mahathir should a vote of no confidence against the Prime Minister take place in the Dewan Rakyat.
Pakatan leaders had denied such a plot and said it was an opposition tactic to divide the ruling coalition.