DPM post will come from stronger component coalitions, says PM Anwar

Malay Mail
Malay Mail

KAJANG, Nov 24 — The post of deputy prime minister (DPM) will likely come from the stronger component coalitions, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said.

He said that would include Pakatan Harapan (PH), and the other stronger coalition, that is Barisan Nasional (BN).

“The DPM position will come from stronger component coalitions and that will be PH, the other one is BN and between Sabah and Sarawak, it will be GPS (Gabungan Parti Sarawak) as it is the stronger one,” Anwar told a press conference today.

Critics have questioned the choice of a deputy prime minister and if the candidate would be from BN's court cluster.

When asked Anwar if he will appoint someone from the BN coalition who have ongoing court cases, he had asked to be given time to discuss the matter.

"That is an issue which was raised... as it will involve a unity government.

"Give us room to discuss (this), we didn't have time to discuss this," he explained.

Anwar did not reveal his choice of DPM candidates, instead he brushed the question off.

"The candidate of DPM, when I decide I will inform you," he said in jest.