Monday, February 9, 2009

DAP supports Anwar as Pakatan leader - Malaysiakini

KUALA LUMPUR: The DAP will continue to support Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as the opposition leader, its secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said.

He said Anwar, the PKR de facto leader, would remain as Pakatan Rakyat leader and as the oppostion leader as agreed to by Pakatan party leaders.

“He will remain, as no single leader has ever questioned this during internal meetings, whether at the highest level or otherwise,” he said in a statement here Monday.

He said Pakatan had endorsed a position that no individual party policy could be regarded a policy for the entire alliance unless it was approved by all three parties.

He also appealed to DAP chairman Karpal Singh to use internal party channels if he wished to change policies within Pakatan, instead of using the media. On Sunday, Karpal had told a news conference that Anwar was not fit to lead Pakatan and that he had been “nothing but trouble” for the opposition alliance.

His remarks came in the wake of Pakatan losing the Perak state government to the Barisan Nasional on Friday, which Karpal blamed on Anwar for trying to seek defectors from Barisan to shore up Pakatan. -- Bernama

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