PKR YOUTH NAMES ANWAR FOR PM POST
His record in govt, politics make him qualified to be prime minister, says chief
PKR’S Youth wing yesterday moved a motion to name jailed opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as the prime minister candidate for Pakatan Harapan.
PKR Youth chief Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, in his opening speech at the party’s annual congress, cited Anwar’s contributions that qualified him to be the next prime minister.
“His success in building the mass movement of ‘big tent politics’ and his way of communicating with the people are incomparable.
“His record as finance minister (in the 90s) showed his capability. His effort in promoting moderate Islam as well as uniting the different races has made him a respected leader.”
He also called on party members to accept its newest ally, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM), even if they were uncomfortable with PPBM chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
“Previously, we told Dr Mahathir that a leader can’t have absolute power. Now, we can show him what it’s like to resolve a complicated discussion and how we reach a mutual decision.
“We don’t just talk about power because the most important thing is how to run this country.”
PKR Youth chief Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad speaking at the PKR Youth National Congress in Shah Alam yesterday.