KUALA LUMPUR: There is a possibility that the Pakatan Harapan coalition will self-implode, following the internal squabble involving two top PKR leaders – Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, says Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.
However, this would depend on whether Azmin or Anwar commanded more support from lawmakers to be the next prime minister, said the Umno veteran.
“Possible. But it depends on the numbers again, whether Anwar and Azmin have the numbers,” he said to reporters when met at the parliament lobby on Thursday (July 18).
Speculations were rife that Azmin was targeted in the viral sex video in an attempt to undermine the Economic Affairs Minister’s chances of becoming the next prime minister.
On February, Anwar said he expected to be prime minister in no more than two years’ time.
The Gua Musang MP said he doubted Anwar’s claims that he had adequate support from MPs in taking over from Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the nation's eighth premier.
“Well, it’s up to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to determine whether a person has the command of the majority of the House.
“You can say I have the number, but it’s up to the Agong to determine whether a person has got the majority,” he said.
At the same time, Tengku Razaleigh said there seemed to be a split in PKR, based on social media developments.
“That has yet to be confirmed. We don’t know what goes on in somebody else’s party.
"We cannot just rely on social media news. But let’s hope for stability,” he said.
Tengku Razaleigh said Dr Mahathir, as the current Prime Minister, probably had better knowledge on the internal developments involving Anwar and Azmin.
“Well, he is the big chief you know. So, I’m sure he knows which way things are going,” he said.