Saturday 1 February 2014


GEORGE TOWN: The DAP will fully back Anwar Ibrahim if he wants to replace incumbent Khalid Ibrahim as Selangor Menteri Besar after the Kajang by-election.

In saying this, DAP national chairman Karpal Singh declared his party’s full backing for the parliamentary Opposition Leader Anwar to win the Kajang state seat.

Being a former deputy premier and current Selangor economic advisor, Karpal said Anwar was the ideal man for the top political job in Selangor.

“The DAP fully supports Anwar to contest and win the Kajang seat. We will back him if he aspires to be the next menteri besar.

“He has his rights to become the menteri besar. As it is now, he is already the Selangor economic advisor.

“So he is no stranger to the top job. It’s just a step up,” Karpal told FMT when contacted here today.

Speaking on the issue for the first time, Karpal said Permatang Pauh MP Anwar had his rights and was the right man to contest the Kajang seat.

He also clarified that PKR supremo Anwar’s Kajang foray had been endorsed collectively by all Pakatan Rakyat allies.