PETALING JAYA – Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) confirmed today that it had an alternative proposal for Pakatan Harapan’s leadership lineup, but declined to reveal details.
PPBM deputy president Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir also said internal matters within the Opposition pact should not have been divulged by any parties, after Malay Mail Online reported today that PPBM was pushing for its leaders, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, to head Pakatan Harapan.
“I am confirming that we have a different structure from the original one which was discussed.
“Okay, I’d like to confirm that it is not necessarily the same structure,” Mukhriz said, when asked if PPBM’s proposed structure was the same as Malay Mail Online‘s report.
In the report, a Pakatan Harapan leader told Malay Mail Online that PPBM has proposed that its chairman Dr Mahathir and president Muhyiddin be appointed Pakatan Harapan’s chairman and president, with PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as adviser.
In PPBM’s proposal for the official Pakatan Harapan presidential council lineup, the less-than-a-year-old party suggested that Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who is PKR president, be made the Opposition pact’s deputy chair, PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali as Pakatan Harapan deputy president, and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng and Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) president Mohamad Sabu as the coalition’s vice presidents.
In the press conference today, Mukhriz and Pakatan Harapan presidential council chair, Dr Wan Azizah, said that details about the federal Opposition’s leadership will be announced next week.
She added that the Opposition has also not decided on its prime minister-designate.
Pakatan Harapan’s initial proposal had placed Dr Wan Azizah as chair of the federal Opposition coalition, together with Muhyiddin, Mohamad and Lim as the vice chairmen.
PPBM only officially joined Pakatan Harapan in March. The coalition is planning to formally register with the Registrar of Societies (RoS), ahead of the 14th general election due by August next year.
– Malay Mail