‘RESPECT PROCESS OF POWER TRANSITION’
PH component parties have agreed to Anwar succeeding Dr M, says Nurul Izzah
ALL parties must respect the process of power transition from Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as the next prime minister.
Permatang Pauh member of parliament Nurul Izzah Anwar said component parties in Pakatan Harapan had made a resolution and came to an agreement for Anwar to replace Dr Mahathir as the future prime minister.
“There is an agreement that binds all parties in PH. It binds them in regard to the transition process from Prime Minister (Dr Mahathir) to Anwar Ibrahim.
“This statement (on transition of power) was not only issued by Parti Amanah Negara president Mohamad Sabu, but also by DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.”
Nurul Izzah said this at the Malaysian Religious Speakers Society’s (Wadah) 12th general assembly here yesterday.
She was replying to a participant’s question on Anwar’s decision to contest in the Port Dickson by-election.
Nurul Izzah added that any decision or action taken by a PH leader should revert to the previously agreed agreement.
“I often say that there is no right time and nothing is perfect in what we do. Take into account the 20-year period, which saw Anwar being repeatedly imprisoned and being denied to contest in an election.
“I remember the victory by Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail at the Kajang by-election in 2014, but I also know that Anwar could not hold the post,” she said.
Wadah council head Datuk Dr Saddiq Fadzil, backing Nurul Izzah, said all doors should be opened for Anwar’s ongoing journey to be next prime minister.
He said such an approach would prove the consensus and commitment in Pakatan Harapan towards achieving the goal.
“He was meant to be the prime minister a long time ago. But there was a setback.
“But the current prime minister seems to be very understanding of the people’s desire to see Anwar in office.
“Anwar should given leeway in his journey to be the next prime minister,” he said after a seminar on Malaysia’s new political landscape at Wadah’s 12th annual assembly yesterday.
Saddiq also said Malaysia’s political doctrine needed to adhere to the Permatang Pauh Declaration written by Anwar in Sept 12, 1998.
Among others, the declaration focuses on clean and transparent governance, and economic sovereignty.
Nurul Izzah Anwar