Danyal's sincerity why I chose Port Dickson, says Anwar

PKR president-elect Anwar Ibrahim says should he be elected as Port Dickson MP, he would boost the constituency's status as a prime tourism destination. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 12, 2018.

PORT Dickson MP Danyal Balagopal Abdullah’s sincerity was what got Anwar Ibrahim to agree to choose the seat in his bid to return to Parliament.

The PKR president-elect told Astro Awani that he was impressed with the reasons given by Danyal, who today announced that he was giving up the seat for the former.

“Danyal was serious about making way for me. I mean, there were several others (who offered), but in politics, some will announce (that they are willing), but then back down.

“He was serious, so I met him and asked him for a reason, and he said he will continue as an assistant to me in Teluk Kemang,” said Anwar, using the previous name for the Port Dickson constituency.

He said Danyal did not mention giving up the MP’s post, but told him that it would be an honour for Port Dickson and Negri Sembilan if he chose the seat.

“It was a good argument. I was impressed.”

Anwar said he had known the senior naval officer as an active PKR member in Perak for some time, and that Danyal’s “willingness to assist me was impressive”.

“The choice (of seats) given to me were one in the north, one in the central region and one in the south.

“Danyal impressed me with his personality. He did not talk about stepping down, but talked about working together as a team.”

He said should he be elected as Port Dickson MP, he would boost the constituency’s status as a prime tourism destination.

Anwar said when he was in Hong Kong recently, he called Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and spoke about his decision to pick Port Dickson.

Reiterating his support for Dr Mahathir’s leadership, he confirmed that the Port Dickson contest would bring him a step closer to taking over as prime minister.

Danyal earlier today announced that he was giving up the Port Dickson seat so that Anwar could contest it in a by-election.

In the 14th general election, Danyal got 36,225 votes, defeating MIC’s V. Mogan (18,515) and PAS’ Mahfuz Roslan (6,594).

Among Port Dickson voters, 55% are non-Malays – 33% Chinese and 22% Indians – and 43% are Malays. – September 12, 2018.

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  • Stop that BS!!! You are taking his loyalty and naiveness for your self serving causes. Why did you not request it from your family . That family sacrifices is the epitome of undying fillialness and pure sincerity. Why waylaid a newbie in his quest of an opportunity to be a politician after a hard fought battle to be one.

    Posted 5 years ago by Lee Lee · Reply

  • Ya, ya, Rafizi, Sani, Johari are all very sincere to lick your balls too.

    Posted 5 years ago by Jackal Way · Reply