Anwar ready to contest seat held by a 'traitor' of PKR, PH

Anwar ready to contest seat held by a 'traitor' of PKR, PH
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PETALING JAYA (Sept 28): Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on Wednesday declared that he was ready to contest for a Parliamentary seat held by a ‘traitor’ of PKR and Pakatan Harapan (PH) during the 15th General Election (GE15).

The PKR president, however, did not specify which seat he would be contesting in but added that the seat must have an "added advantage" to PKR and PH.

"Honestly, I have not decided on the choice of the (Parliamentary) seat to contest in but I will certainly consider a seat held by a ‘traitor’ of PKR and PH...for example, if the party says contest for the Parliamentary seat in Gombak, I will contest," he said.

Anwar said this during a question and answer session at a programme called Sembang Kencang KLS @ Anwar Ibrahim organised by the Kelab Wartawan Kuala Lumpur & Selangor here on Wednesday.

Anwar said the sentiment and support of voters in Port Dickson was much stronger than when he contested in the Port Dickson by-election in October 2018.

Members of Parliament who deserted PKR and joined Bersatu are Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali (Gombak), Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin (Ampang), Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah (Indera Mahkota), Datuk Kamaruddin Jaffar (Bandar Tun Razak), Datuk Mansor Othman (Nibong Tebal), Datuk Rashid Hasnon (Batu Pahat), Datuk Seri Dr Santhara Kumar (Segamat), Ali Biju (Saratok), Willie Mongin (Puncak Borneo) and Jonathan Yasin (Ranau).