Amanah to raise Shafie-for-PM at Pakatan presidential council meeting

Khalid Samad said Amanah has agreed to bring the issue on the opposition’s prime minister candidate to the Pakatan Harapan presidential council soon for a joint decision. — Picture by Miera Zulyana
Khalid Samad said Amanah has agreed to bring the issue on the opposition’s prime minister candidate to the Pakatan Harapan presidential council soon for a joint decision. — Picture by Miera Zulyana

KUALA LUMPUR, June 30 — Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) has agreed to bring the issue on the opposition’s prime minister candidate to the Pakatan Harapan (PH) presidential council soon for a joint decision.

Amanah communications director Khalid Samad said this was decided at the Amanah National Leadership Committee meeting today to discuss the nomination of Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal as the opposition’s candidate for the post of prime minister.

“After considering the views of all members at the meeting, Amanah decided that this matter should be decided jointly in the PH presidential council for the sake of consensus and togetherness in tackling this question.

“The meeting stressed that the question of recapturing the government should be given priority,” he in a statement here.

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Saturday said he agreed with a proposal by Amanah, Warisan and DAP to nominate Mohd Shafie as the opposition’s prime minister candidate.

Dr Mahathir, who is Langkawi Member of Parliament, said the nomination of Mohd Shafie, who is Sabah Chief Minister, was unanimously decided at an informal meeting he had with his allies from Amanah, Warisan and DAP on Thursday.

He said the meeting also agreed to nominate PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as Deputy Prime Minister 1 and former deputy president of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir as DPM 2 if the opposition recaptures Putrajaya. — Bernama

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