Anwar as PM: Up to God to decide

Anwar as PM: Up to God to decide

AMPANG: Only God can decide whether PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim can become the eighth prime minister after incumbent premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad steps down, said PKR vice president, Zuraida Kamaruddin.

“I can plan anything. If Allah says cannot, cannot. We leave it to Allah to decide,” said Zuraida who is also housing and local government minister when approached at the ‘Plogging Trash to Cash’ event in Pandan Indah.

She said this in response to Anwar’s claims that he would become the next prime minister in May 2020 during a recent interview with Bloomberg Television.

Calls for Anwar to take over the premiership has regained traction recently to the point that Dr Mahathir had to reiterate that he would uphold his end of the promise to handover power to Anwar.

Zuraida also reiterated her call for a reconciliation meeting with Anwar that would involve a select few PKR leaders aligned to PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.

She made the call as she did not want to discuss matters deemed as sensitive in the ordinary PKR meetings.

“We are not opposing, we just want to discuss sensitive which does not the view of the whole lot and a forward direction framework. Once the direction is clear, we can works towards it,” she said.

Azmin, Zuraida and leaders aligned to this camp has not been attending the party political bureau and leadership council meetings since winning their respective party positions.

She also dismissed Kapar MP Abdullah Sani Abdul Hamid who is also PKR Central Leadership Council member as irrelevant.

“Abdullah Sani is irrelevant to me,” said Zuraida.

Abdullah has been quoted by the media that he would be lodging reports to the party’s disciplinary board against Zuraida, Azmin and several other PKR leaders for failing to attend PKR’s political bureau and central leadership council meeting.

The minister also spoke about the 30 families who had their homes built on state land demolished last week in Kampung Pendodong, Paya Jaras, Selangor, to make way for a flood mitigation and river-widening project.

The residents had complained they were not given sufficient notice to move out although they were informed of the state government’s intention as far back as 2015.

Zuraida said the ministry can help place them in temporary homes.

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