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Anwar won't be PM, Zaid tells DAP

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Former law minister Zaid Ibrahim has rubbished DAP's backing for Anwar Ibrahim as Prime Minister, describing him as too divisive a figure.

Instead he said it was Anwar's daughter Nurul Izzah ( photo ) who should be regarded as the prime minister-in-waiting.

"Personally, I think that Pakatan 2.0 must not make the same mistakes that Pakatan 1.0 did when it comes to the question of who should be the prime minister when the opposition wins.

"As a supporter of Pakatan 2.0, I nominate Nurul Izzah as prime minister-designate. She is not controversial unlike her father; she speaks well; she has a good education and the right name," he wrote on his blog today.

Zaid said Nurul Izzah, has the ability to attract young voters to Pakatan 2.0 and can govern well if given the right advisors.

Anwar cause of PAS split

In comparison, he said Anwar is one of the reasons why PAS' conservatives are fighting with the progressives as the ulamas don't support the de facto PKR leader.

As such he said the new opposition pact should be more sensitive to the views of conservative Malays.

Zaid also said that Anwar had zero chance at becoming the next prime minister in the next general election as he has been jailed for five years and barred from politics five years after.

However, if the new opposition pact still insisted on Anwar, he said it would be best if DAP didn't make the announcement.

"It would be much better if any such announcement were to come from Mohamad Sabu or Sallehuddin Ayub.

"Umno keeps reminding Malays that the DAP is the 'real master' and that PKR and Mat Sabu are mere puppets," Zaid said.

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