PKR president Anwar Ibrahim has been sworn in as the country’s 10th prime minister. He took his oath of office before Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah at Istana Negara at 5pm today. Anwar, who is Pakatan Harapan chairperson, succeeds Umno vice-president Ismail Sabri Yaakob as the country’s chief executive.
Newly minted Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said that a decision will be made on the appointment of his two deputies, likely from BN and GPS as partner coalitions in the unity government. The unity government that he would lead comprises Pakatan Harapan, of which he is the chairperson, as well as BN, and Sarawak's GPS.
Speaking at his first press conference, Anwar said the two coalitions have the next most number of seats after Pakatan Harapan as the largest bloc. The unity government comprises Pakatan Harapan and its ally Muda with 82 seats, followed by BN with 30 seats and GPS with 23 seats. "The deputy prime minister's post will be from other components and Sabah or Sarawak, so we are considering GPS," said the Pakatan Harapan chairperson.
Asked whether MPs with ongoing court cases will be considered for any cabinet positions, Anwar said Harapan has stated its stand against convicted MPs but further discussions are necessary among new partners in government.
"The matter has been raised and within Harapan our stance is clear, but because it also involves the unity government, then we must discuss it (with other partners). "Once convicted, if according to Harapan it will be difficult (to join cabinet)... Give us room to discuss," he added.
Within parties that make up the coalitions, politicians with ongoing court trials include Muar MP Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, Bagan MP Lim Guan Eng and Bagan Datuk MP Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
Earlier in the press conference, he gave reassurances that the new unity government will be inclusive, contrary to sentiments played up throughout the 15th general election campaign and after polling day. The premier also announced a public holiday next Monday (Nov 28), to the applause and cheers of the crowd at the Sungai Long Golf Club in Kajang, Selangor.
Meanwhile, Anwar said the new Parliament session on Dec 19 will also clear emoluments for civil servants, followed by a revised Budget 2023. "We have to clear the emoluments first for the public servant and after one month we will table a revised budget," he added. Anwar also reiterated his promise to not receive his salary as prime minister.
Earlier,Muhyiddin had questioned Anwar's appointment and insisted that he had statutory declarations (SD) from 115 MPs on his side before Tuesday’s royal audience, enough to become prime minister. - mk
Din ada simple majority dgn sokongan 10 org MPs BN + GPS. Agong tak terima pasai sokongan BN mestilah secara en bloc bukan 10 org cara individu,pasai itu akan menimbulkan masalah dgn akta lompat parti nanti...
Mahyuddin terus persoal Agong...
Saat Anwar Ibrahim sedang angkat sumpah memegang jawatan dan simpan rahsia sebagai perdana menteri ke-10 di istana negara, Mahiaddin Yassin bersama pimpinan PN mengadakan sidang akhbar khas meminta Anwar membuktikan yang PM itu mencukupi sokongan.
Cara dan sikap Mahiaddin dan pimpinan PN itu seolah-olah tidak yakin dan percaya kepada Yang diPertuan Agong dan Raja-Raja Melayu yang telah memperincikan segala dokumen sebelum perkenan diberi oleh Yang diPertuan Agong.
Sidang media itu didamping sama oleh presiden Pas, Abdul Awang dan presiden Gerakan. Mahiaddin tidak habis-habis meremeh dan mempersendakan budi bicara Yang diPertuan Agong.
Pada sidang akhbar itu beliau langsung tidak mengucapkan tahniah kepada Anwar atas pelantikan itu. - MSO
It explains why Mohyiddin so, so desperate to become PM. Lets hope our newly minted PM10 will instruct SPRM to initiate immediate investigate on Mohyiddin's RM 600B scam...