DAP, Amanah MPs express support for Anwar to form new govt

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 23): Two Pakatan Harapan (PH) component parties today expressed support for opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to form a new federal government.

DAP and Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) both issued statements after the PKR president claimed he has "strong and convincing" support from MPs at a press conference in the capital this afternoon.

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng (pictured) said all 42 DAP MPs would support Anwar to form a new federal government.

“We take note of Anwar's announcement earlier that he has sufficient support from MPs to form the federal government.

"In line with the decision of the Pakatan Harapan Presidential Council, 42 DAP MPs will give support to Anwar as the prime minister if he has the numbers to form the government," he said in a statement today.

Anwar, at the press conference today, said he had also received consent to have an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong yesterday, but it was postponed after His Majesty was admitted to the National Heart Institute for treatment.

Meanwhile, Amanah president Mohamad Sabu (Mat Sabu) also stated his party's support for Anwar to form the new government.

"We take note of the announcement made by Anwar today that he has the support of the majority of MPs to form a new government.

"As decided by the PH Presidential Council previously, Amanah confirms that all its 11 MPs fully support Anwar's leadership as the PH chairman, and give full support to him," Mat Sabu said in a statement here today. 

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