Shafie is PM candidate if Anwar lacks support, says Guan Eng

Warisan president Mohd Shafie Apdal is proposed as the second choice for Pakatan Harapan’s prime ministerial candidate. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 19, 2020.

ANWAR Ibrahim and Mohd Shafie Apdal are DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng’s choices for Pakatan Harapan’s prime ministerial candidate, FMT reported today.

Lim said said Anwar was his first choice but added that the PKR president should give way to the Warisan chief if the latter had more support.

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  • This plan does not make sense. No one has the numbers, hence, the impasse. If Shafie Apdal is the PM candidate, you think all the MPs in PKR will agree ? This is the dumbest plan I ever heard in the history of Malaysian politics.

    Posted 2 years ago by Kim Beng Phar

    • Did you ask yourself WHY the PKR MPs will not support Shafie? It's because Anwar mati mati want to be PM.

      GPS, which has 18 seats too do not support Anwar. They haven't said whether they will support shafie or not. This is a good compromised plan except the selfish PKR is the spoiler.

      Posted 2 years ago by Super Duper

    • Selfish??? Care to elaborate

      Posted 2 years ago by Azman Daud

  • Why is it so hard to give Anwar a chance? Why bring Shafie into the equation? Why cant you people just unite and support Anwar,? DAP is no longer the same DAP as before. Now that they have tasted power, they are obsessed w it.

    Posted 2 years ago by Elyse Gim

  • Guys, can't you read the writing on the walls, AI is yesterday's man who is still in dreams

    Posted 2 years ago by Teruna Kelana

    • Yeah, his 'lawan tetap lawan' motto is getting old. He's no longer in fighting mode.. more like 'awaiting PM title' mode..

      'Tunggu tetap tunggu' for now.

      Posted 2 years ago by Tavern Folks

  • If Anwar waits for GE15, PKR will lose more seats and it will narrow the gap between him and Shafie. Be smart Anwar, don't waste anytime and your current mode is wasting time and you will lose out. If Shafie also heading nowhere then the next path will be back to UMNO. Bersatu also can fly kites....

    Posted 2 years ago by Wei Kuan Tan