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Transfer of power to Anwar a matter of consensus - Rafizi

Bernama  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The handover of the prime ministership from Dr Mahathir Mohamad to PKR president Anwar Ibrahim is a question of consensus reached within Pakatan Harapan, according to party vice-president Rafizi Ramli.

Rafizi said the matter would be implemented similar to Mahathir's selection as the seventh prime minister. 

“The matter (transition of power) will be brought to Pakatan Harapan Presidential Council, and it is just that the people agreed the seventh prime minister would be Mahathir, while the eighth prime minister would be Anwar .

"The period and timing for the transition will be discussed at the council,” he said when met by reporters after a Reformation Talk (Bicara Reformasi) in Tawau last night.

According to Rafizi, the transition of power will be resolved wisely as shown in the consensus reached with the party leadership of Mahathir (Bersatu), Anwar (PKR) and Mohd Shafie Apdal (Parti Warisan Sabah), which brought victory in the 14th general election.

Meanwhile, on Sabah, Rafizi said the state needed special attention on rights and development as the second largest state in Malaysia.

“I will stay in Sabah to assist the Warisan-Pakatan Harapan government to strengthen its win in the 15th general election,” said Rafizi, who had been barred from going to Sabah before GE14.

He said discussion on the development agenda as well as the rights of Sabah should begin now so that the assistance to the state could be channelled accordingly.

“I am more familiar with the politics and economy of Sabah compared to other states in Peninsular Malaysia, as I have been involved in several Petronas projects, among them in Kimanis and Petronas Methanol Labuan,” he said.     

In the party election, Rafizi is facing incumbent Mohamed Azmin Ali for the deputy president post.  

- Bernama

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