If Pakatan Rakyat wins, who shall be Prime Minister?

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WHAT AUGUSTINE ANTHONY SAID IN OCTOBER 2009 MAY BE PROPHETIC WORDS:

“Finally, if there is a contest for the Prime Minister’s position from within any of these political parties from the Pakatan Rakyat coalition, then expect the coalition cooperation to fizzle out even before take off.”

Augustine Anthony
Change that does not short-change the nation
Perak Speak
Sunday, 18 October 2009 13:23

He added, The only way out of this stalemate is to come to a consensus that direct electoral mandate will determine the choice of Prime Minister. By this way post election coalition bargaining for ministerial position can be averted if the Prime Minister is elected directly and given the free hand to decide all the Prime Minister’s men.”

Change that does not short-change the nation.

Sunday, 18 October 2009 13:23 Augustine Anthony

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Anwar: Pakatan’s choice for PM is non-issue

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The 64-year-old Anwar is widely accepted to be the glue that binds the 3 PR parties of PKR, PAS and DAP.

Malaysia Chronicle

Tuesday, 26 February 2013 11:51

Malaysians should not fear voting for PR even if I am not PM – Anwar

Written by  Wong Choon Mei, Malaysia Chronicle

Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim denied there was any power tussle going on within the top leadership in the Pakatan Rakyat coalition, saying the people should not hesitate to vote for the opposition regardless of whom was chosen to be the prime minister.

“Not true. (Who becomes prime minister) was never raised as an issue. In 2008, was there any announcement that Anwar would be PM? We work on consensus,” Anwar told a press conference on Tuesday.

“I don’t why the people should feel this way,” he added, when asked if it was true the PR could lose some of its attraction for voters if he was not selected to be the PM.
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Whether they realize it or not, the hue and cry raised by Prime Minister Najib Razak’s Umno-BN coalition and the media they control actually underscores the concern they feel about their chances in GE13, which is expected to be called within weeks.

“There is a lot of concern, Umno is concerned but not PR,” Anwar said.

Malaysians should not fear voting for PR even if I am not PM – Anwar

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Malaysiakini

Nik Aziz: Nonsense that PAS rejects Anwar as PM

PAS spiritual leader Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat today denied that the party’s syura council is not in favour of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim becoming prime minister if the opposition pact were to win the upcoming 13th general election (GE).

Nik Aziz, who is also the chairperson of the top decision making body in PAS and Kelantan menteri besar, said claims as such were made in trying to cause a rift among the pact’s partners.

“This is nonsense. I am the chairperson of the syura council. Nothing was discussed to this effect,” he told reporters in Kota Baru today.

He was commenting on a news report in Mingguan Malaysia today which had quoted sources as saying the council had rejected the choice of Anwar as prime minister if the opposition were to win the GE.

Nik Aziz: Nonsense that PAS rejects Anwar as PM

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Nik Aziz: No Syura Council discussion on Anwar

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Malaysiakini

Can Pakatan weather the Hadi storm?

Selena Tay | November 24, 2012

All issues raised by BN leaders pertaining to the ‘breaking-up’ of Pakatan is pure nonsense and must be treated as such.

COMMENT

The suggestion by a PAS delegate that Abdul Hadi Awang be the seventh prime minister of Malaysia should Pakatan Rakyat succeed in winning the 13th general election is actually not a big deal.
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At the end of the day, even if one million PAS members want Hadi to be the prime minister, the decision is at the hands of the CWC which has 35 decision-makers.

Unlike Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim who has already been endorsed by both the Syura Council and the CWC, Hadi has yet to obtain the endorsement of both the Syura Council and the CWC.
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…..What happened at the PAS muktamar is just a storm in a teacup and only a suggestion from an over-enthusiastic delegate – it will fail to carry weight.

Selena Tay is a FMT columnist.

Can Pakatan weather the Hadi storm?

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It is unclear whether the consensus (naming Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim as the candidate) had been communicated to all the members of the three parties or was only known to the top leaders.

Free Malaysia Today

Pakatan in a fix over choice of PM

Rashid Ahmad | November 22, 2012

The opposition may find itself in disarray if it continues to squabble over its candidate for prime minister.

KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Rakyat is caught in a difficult situation when one of its partners – PAS – dropped a bombshell on the last day of its muktamar (national assembly) on Sunday.

Its Youth wing and Ulamak Council endorsed a proposal that party president Abdul Hadi Awang be made the prime minister if Pakatan were to win in the 13th general election.

This has created uneasiness in the opposition alliance despite PAS secretary-general Mustapa Ali saying it was just a suggestion and was not even adopted as a resolution in the assembly.
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…..Pakatan is now in a predicament: if its leaders were to make any statement regarding the choice of candidate for Putrajaya which is seen as hostile to PAS, it would affect co-operation in the coming general election.

Pakatan in a fix over choice of PM

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Hairun’s suggestion and the resounding support from party delegates contradict the stand taken by the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leadership, which has repeatedly endorsed its de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for the post of prime minister.

Malaysian Insider

PAS delegates lobby for Hadi Awang as PM, not Anwar

By Mohd Farhan Darwis
November 17, 2012

KOTA BARU, Nov 17 — The PAS annual conference or muktamar was shaken today when a delegate from the party’s religious wing proposed party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang for the post of prime minister and earned enthusiastic support from the floor.

Hairun Nizam, from the PAS Ulama wing, told the crowd of over 1,000 delegates here that PAS members should not lobby for other leaders to hold the post, claiming that Abdul Hadi was the “best person” to lead the nation.

“I’d like to ask the delegates — who is the best person to lead the Malaysian government if not for Tuan Guru president?” he said to boisterous shouts of “Takbir” from the floor as delegates shouted their approval.

“This is not for the sake of revering him, but he is the most qualified person to become the next prime minister… and we, as proteges of an Islamic party, should not campaign for others to take on the post,” he said in his speech during the debate on the party president’s address.

Hairun added that to form an Islamic state, the leader of the highest office in the country must be a person with a thorough knowledge of religious laws and practices.

“When a country becomes Allah’s congregation, is submissive to Allah, then it is only right that its top leader is one who knows the most about His commandments.

“This is to ensure that this Islamic government can progress without being influenced by matters that invite power abuse or that violate Islamic principles,” he said.

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/pas-delegates-lobby-for-hadi-awang-as-pm-not-anwar

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PAS says no use indulging in polemic over PR’s PM

Harakahdaily, 20 November 2012
Nov 20: The question of who the prime minister will be under a Pakatan Rakyat government should not be turned into a polemic among the coalition leaders and supporters, reminded PAS secretary general Mustafa Ali.He was responding to a spate of reports in BN-controlled media over the proposal by certain PAS delegates during the just-concluded Muktamar that party president Tuan Guru Abdul Hadi Awang be appointed as prime minister if PAS wins the most number of seats in Pakatan Rakyat.Mustafahowever said the matter was only raised during the debate and not part of any declaration at the assembly.“So there is no necessity for the media to play this up because it is not part of the Muktamar’s (approved) motions,” he told Harakahdaily today.On the calls by the Ulama and Muslimat wings, Mustafa opined that it was an expression of respect and admiration by party grassroots towards the veteran PAS leader.Hadi had however brushed aside the call, saying what matters is that the prime minister must be accepted by the people and able to unite Malaysians.

PAS says no use indulging in polemic over PR’s PM

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Malaysian Insider

Anwar will be PM if Pakatan wins polls, says DAP

By Ida Lim
November 19, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19 — The DAP maintained today that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will be the prime minister if Pakatan Rakyat (PR) wins the next general election.

Following a push by PAS delegates at the PR party’s assembly last week for Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang to be the next PM, the DAP reminded the public today that Anwar is the opposition pact’s choice to be the next leader of the country.

“This is the consensus of three parties, that is Anwar. If it is Pakatan Rakyat that wins, it is Anwar who will be prime minister,” DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Engtold reporters at the Parliament lobby when asked to comment.

Asked about the proposal for the party with the most seats to get the prime minister’s post, Lim said that consensus among the PR parties was more important.

“But we think (the one) that can represent the whole of PR, the whole of Malaysia is Anwar…” Lim said, pointing out that his party currently has the most seats, followed by PKR and PAS.

Main – Malaysia – Anwar will be PM if Pakatan wins pollswww.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/anwarwill… – Cached

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Malaysiakini

Hadi as PM? No problem, says Anwar

PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim has no problems with the idea of PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang becoming the prime minister of Malaysia.

“No problems. Not an issue. We can discuss the matter,” said Anwar in a curt reply when met after a function at Universiti Selangor, Shah Alam.

Anwar was asked to comment on a PAS ulama wing representative Hairun Nizam Mat Hussain’s proposal for Abdul Hadi to become Pakatan’s prime ministerial candidate.

Hadi as PM? No problem, says Anwar – Malaysiakini
www.malaysiakini.com/news/214451 – Cached

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