Malaysia’s opposition says it is ready to form a new government

Anwar Ibrahim, leader of Malaysia’s People’s Justice Party, seeks to form a new government (Picture: Malay Mail)

The leader of Malaysia’s opposition party Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR, People’s Justice Party), Anwar Ibrahim, on September 23 announced at a media conference that he had reached a “strong, formidable, convincing majority” of members of parliament to form a new government and topple the administration of current Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.

His claim comes less than seven months after the collapse of the previous government of Mahathir Mohamad. Anwar did not give exact numbers, but said it was close to “two thirds” of the 222 lawmakers that were following him.

“They [lawmakers] recognise that the country must have a strong, stable and accountable leadership to manage the crisis and to do so with compassion and concern for the plight of all people who are struggling in this pandemic economy,” Anwar said.

Those who supported him, he said, would have to “respect integrity, good governance, anti-corruption and the rule of law.”

He confirmed that he had been granted an audience with the king to confirm his appointment, but that the meeting had been postponed as the king is in hospital. Anwar will need the king’s approval to replace the current prime minister.

The PKR is a progressive, reformist, multiracial party with a center-left angle which promotes an agenda with a strong emphasis on social justice and anti-corruption. Recently, the party adopted a platform that seeks to abolish the New Economic Policy introduced in the 1970s and replace it with a policy with a focus on a non-ethnic approach in poverty eradication and correcting economic imbalances.

Anwar’s party is member of the Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope), an opposition political coalition in Malaysia against the ruling Perikatan Nasional coalition administration.



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Anwar Ibrahim, leader of Malaysia's People's Justice Party, seeks to form a new government (Picture: Malay Mail) The leader of Malaysia’s opposition party Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR, People’s Justice Party), Anwar Ibrahim, on September 23 announced at a media conference that he had reached a “strong, formidable, convincing majority” of members of parliament to form a new government and topple the administration of current Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. His claim comes less than seven months after the collapse of the previous government of Mahathir Mohamad. Anwar did not give exact numbers, but said it was close to “two thirds” of...

Anwar Ibrahim, leader of Malaysia’s People’s Justice Party, seeks to form a new government (Picture: Malay Mail)

The leader of Malaysia’s opposition party Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR, People’s Justice Party), Anwar Ibrahim, on September 23 announced at a media conference that he had reached a “strong, formidable, convincing majority” of members of parliament to form a new government and topple the administration of current Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.

His claim comes less than seven months after the collapse of the previous government of Mahathir Mohamad. Anwar did not give exact numbers, but said it was close to “two thirds” of the 222 lawmakers that were following him.

“They [lawmakers] recognise that the country must have a strong, stable and accountable leadership to manage the crisis and to do so with compassion and concern for the plight of all people who are struggling in this pandemic economy,” Anwar said.

Those who supported him, he said, would have to “respect integrity, good governance, anti-corruption and the rule of law.”

He confirmed that he had been granted an audience with the king to confirm his appointment, but that the meeting had been postponed as the king is in hospital. Anwar will need the king’s approval to replace the current prime minister.

The PKR is a progressive, reformist, multiracial party with a center-left angle which promotes an agenda with a strong emphasis on social justice and anti-corruption. Recently, the party adopted a platform that seeks to abolish the New Economic Policy introduced in the 1970s and replace it with a policy with a focus on a non-ethnic approach in poverty eradication and correcting economic imbalances.

Anwar’s party is member of the Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope), an opposition political coalition in Malaysia against the ruling Perikatan Nasional coalition administration.



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