'Anwar’s move signals it's time to move on from ‘PM candidate’ issue'

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PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim’s decision not to offer himself as Pakatan Harapan’s candidate for prime minister may have come as a surprise and every Harapan leader may have his or her own view on the matter.

But whether they agree or disagree with Anwar’s decision, most Harapan leaders spoken to, believe that the former opposition leader – who is currently serving time in prison – had signaled the importance to move on from the prime minister candidate issue that had been plaguing the opposition in recent months.

PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli believes that Anwar was concerned that too much focus was given on the coalition’s structure and leadership.

“He felt that somehow the issue of the prime minister candidate has become the single most important issue which is dangerous to our campaign as we work from the bottom up...

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