Dr M and allies break away from PH over choice of PM
PETALING JAYA: Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and five MPs aligned to him today announced themselves as an independent bloc following a disagreement with Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) decision to back PKR president Anwar Ibrahim as the opposition’s candidate for prime minister.
They said they were sticking to an earlier decision to name Warisan president Shafie Apdal for the top post, adding that DAP and Amanah made an about-turn despite initially backing the Sabah chief minister.
“We made a decision to stick with Warisan as an independent bloc inside and outside of Parliament. We will not join forces with any coalition.” more to come.....