Nurul Izzar Anwar: Barisan Nasional (BN) once offered the deputy prime minister’s post to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim if he abandoned Pakatan Rakyat (PR) which had won 52% of the popular vote in 2013.
He rejected it.
Rafizi Ramli emphasised that the Pakatan leadership said nothing at the time out of respect for Indonesian vice-president Jusuf Kalla.
12:26PM Feb 17, 2015
Rafizi confirms earlier DPM offer to Anwar
PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli has confirmed that there was an offer made to opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to take up the deputy prime minister’s post after the last general election.
He claimed that the package also included four ministerial posts for PKR leaders.
However, Rafizi added that it was not a “genuine offer” as Najib had balked when DAP and PAS came into the picture.
He also said that if the offer had been accepted, it would have broken up Pakatan Rakyat.
Rafizi said it was pointed out to Umno back then, that a national reconciliation could only take place with Pakatan as a whole, and not just with PKR.
“If (they) had wanted a national reconciliation, it should include DAP and PAS. That’s where everything crumbled.
“I’ll put it on record that my opinion was very clear at that time. If it just involved PKR, I would have walked out. Anwar and PKR was consistent throughout – it should involve Pakatan,” he asserted.
Monday February 16, 2015 MYT 12:08:52 PM
Rahman Dahlan takes a dig at Nurul Izzah’s “Anwar offered DPM post” claim
PETALING JAYA: An Umno minister took a jab at PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar for her remark that her father, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, was offered the deputy prime minister’s post after the 2013 general election.
“BN offering DPM post to Anwar who lost all four GEs in a row? Nurul, get a grip on yourself! #Drama,” Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan tweeted.
Rahman was responding to Nuru Izzah’s claim that Anwar was offered the number two post in the Barisan Nasional government after Pakatan Rakyat won 52 percent of popular votes in GE13.
Barisan once dangled DPM post if Anwar ditched Pakatan, says Nurul Izzah
Barisan Nasional (BN) once offered the deputy prime minister’s post to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim if he abandoned Pakatan Rakyat (PR) which had won 52% of the popular vote in 2013, his daughter said last night.
PKR vice-president and Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar told a ceramah in Penang that the offer was made during post-election reconciliatory talks.
“He was told to ignore PKR’s allies, PAS and DAP. Accept the offer, form a government… ‘que sera sera’ (whatever will be, will be), ‘kita bergembira bersama-sama’ (we be happy together).
“What decision did he make? He rejected the offer to the end because it dealt with the life and death of our struggles. As a coalition, we can only work together as long as it is based on principles,” she said at the ceramah in the Seberang Jaya expo site in Permatang Pauh where Anwar is the MP.