: Pakatan Harapan nominates Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as candidate for Prime Minister.
In a statement issued by KEADILAN, DAP and Amanah, the coalition says it will continue to defend the 14th General Election mandate to the people of Malaysia.
The coalition adds that it chose the PKR president as candidate following Tun Dr Mahathir's no show at the Pakatan Harapan presidential council meeting on Tuesday.
“Following an attempt to form a back-door government, Tun Dr Mahathir resigned. BERSATU left Pakatan Harapan on Monday, followed by Tun’s resignation as BERSATU chairman.
“Following which, the Pakatan Harapan had invited Tun Dr Mahathir to chair the party's presidential council meeting in hopes to restore the Pakatan Harapan government. However, Tun did not agree to attend that meeting on 25 February (Tuesday).
“Therefore, the council made a decision to nominate Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as our Prime Minister candidate.”
In a televised speech on Wednesday,
interim Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he wants to lead a non-partisan government if given an opportunity. He also apologised to all Malaysians over the country’s chaotic political situation.