Anwar implies PKR and Amanah may select ex-UMNO representatives
Two of the four former Melaka state assemblymen whose deeds sparked the state election may join PKR and ally Parti Amanah Negara, according to PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
Anwar, on the other hand, said that this is still a work in progress and that both PKR and Amanah want to make their candidate lineups for the state election public soon.
He said in a videoconference that “one or two” former UMNO members MPs of Melaka’s assembly may be accepted into Anwar’s party.
Despite Anwar’s assertion that the four former Melaka assemblymen had returned the mandate to Pakatan Harapan by recently withdrawing their support from the Melaka administration, he acknowledged that there would be others who disagree with such a stance.
He also said that there was no problem of moving from one political party to another after the dissolution of the Melaka state legislature.
“With the dissolution of the state legislative assembly, the topic of party jumping and anti-party hopping is irrelevant. They are no longer state assemblymen; they need a new mandate, which the party may accept or reject,” he said.