Dr Mahathir: I'm not interfering in PD Move, but Anwar will be my successor (updated)

PETALING JAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he has no opinion over Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's move to contest in the Port Dickson parliamentary seat.  

The Prime Minister said the PKR-president elect rang him up from Hong Kong to inform him about contesting in the seat before the announcement was made.

“It is his right. I don’t interfere in that area. I told Anwar that normally, I don’t go on any campaigns for by-election, but I will endorse his candidacy,” Dr Mahathir said during a press conference here on Friday (Sept 14).  

Asked if Anwar would be given any government position if he wins, Dr Mahathir said PKR secretary-general Datuk Saifudin Nasution Ismail made a statement recently that the party president-elect is not seeking any post.  

Dr Mahathir also said it has been agreed that Anwar will be his successor.  

“It must be Anwar. I’m not reneging my promise.  

“The period of course is not very certain, but I’m conscious that I’m very old. In two years' time, I’ll be 95,” he quipped.  

Dr Mahathir , Anwar , Port Dickson