Anwar: I do not want any Cabinet post

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 24 Nov 2019

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his wife, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who is also Deputy Prime Minister and PKR central leadership council advisor, at the Reformist Convention in IDCC, Shah Alam Sunday (Nov 24).

SHAH ALAM: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim says he has no intention of accepting a Cabinet position in the event of a reshuffle.

"I have no such intention," he told reporters when asked to comment if he was interested in joining the Cabinet before taking over as the eighth prime minister.

On Nov 21, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had said that Cabinet reshuffle was set to happen soon.

Also present at the convention was Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

Earlier in his speech, Anwar urged all parties to be patient and not to raise the issue of transition plan between him and Dr Mahathir.

"We need to give space to Dr Mahathir so that the process can take place peacefully.

"If it happens smoothly and peacefully, it will be easier for Dr Mahathir to continue with his work and it will be easier for me after the handover," the Port Dickson MP told reporters after launching the Reformist Convention 2019.

Anwar reiterated that only the Pakatan Harapan leadership council could decide who would take over as the eight prime minister.

He also reminded that the reform agenda had yet to be completed after winning the last general election.

He said such reforms would be only be complete once the correct agenda has been implemented, including to protect the interests of the lower-income group and to make sure that their economic livelihood can be improved.

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