Each party in the op­po­si­tion bloc is ob­sessed with own lead­ers, says ex­pert

New Straits Times - - News -


PAKATAN Hara­pan is hav­ing a tough time reach­ing a con­sen­sus on who should be its prime min­is­ter-des­ig­nate due to each party’s al­le­giance to its re­spec­tive lead­ers.

Univer­siti Malaya po­lit­i­cal an­a­lyst Dr Awang Az­man Awang Pawi said the op­po­si­tion knew that hold­ing the prime min­is­ter’s seat would be an ad­van­tage, hence the lead­ers voic­ing their own pref­er­ence.

“It seems dif­fi­cult for them to reach a con­sen­sus be­cause ev­ery­one has his own favourite. This shows that they are too ob­sessed with their lead­ers which then leads to the un­will­ing­ness to tol­er­ate one an­other.

“It is be­cause who­ever be­comes the prime min­is­ter, that party will have the up­per hand in de­ter­min­ing the eco­nomic and po­lit­i­cal prospect of the coun­try,” he told the New Straits Times.

PKR, dur­ing its an­nual congress re­cently, named jailed de facto leader Datuk Seri An­war Ibrahim as its prime min­is­te­rial

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