KUALA LUMPUR — June 22, 2020: DAP and Amanah want their allies, particularly PKR, to accept the plan to nominate Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad as the prime minister candidate of Pakatan Harapan.
In a joint statement today, the two ask everyone to agree on this compromise.
Pakatan is clearly divided over support for Mahathir and with PKR wanting its president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as prime minister.
The statement signed by Amanah president Mohamad Sabu and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng maintains that the only realistic option of success for Pakatan is for DAP, PKR, Amanah, Warisan and Mahathir’s supporters in Pribumi Bersatu to combine forces.
“This political journey has taken 22 years; we can afford to wait another six months to see Datuk Seri Anwar installed as the 10th prime minister of Malaysia. The six months transition shall be documented in writing, signed by all party leaders and publicly announced.
“Even though Tun Dr Mahathir, Warisan and PKR cannot agree with each other, all parties in PH, Warisan and Tun Dr Mahathir’s group must try to find a common ground to reclaim the electoral mandate granted by the rakyat in the 2018 general elections,” says the statement.
Mahathir and Warisan had rejected the proposal for Anwar to become the prime minister candidate with Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir as deputy.