KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 ― Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has accepted the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s decision to appoint Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob as the nation’s ninth Prime Minister.
In a statement yesterday, Anwar acknowledged that the appointment was in accordance with the law, and the concepts of parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy.
Pakatan Harapan (PH) opposition leader also urged his coalition’s leaders, members and supporters to focus on the 15th general election (which is supposed to be held in July 2023).
“For all leaders, members and supporters, we urge everyone to accept this decision with clear determination for us to work harder to face GE15, so we can win again the people’s mandate that we received in the last election.
“This is our challenge to work harder to face the 15th general election (GE15). Let us together pray and put an effort so the Covid-19 pandemic crisis and economy will swiftly be rectified and tackled for the sake of the people,” the PKR president said in a post on his Facebook last night.
The King has appointed Umno’s Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob as the nation’s ninth Prime Minister as this latter has garnered majority support of 114 Members of Parliament.