KUALA LUMPUR, 9 Feb 2009: DAP will continue to support Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as the Opposition Leader, DAP secterary-general Lim Guan Eng said.
He said Anwar would remain as Pakatan Rakyat leader and as Opposition Leader as agreed by the PKR-PAS-DAP leaderships.
“He will remain, as no single leader has ever questioned this during internal meetings whether at the highest level or otherwise,” he said in a statement here, today.
He said Pakatan Rakyat had endorsed a position that no individual party policy could be regarded a Pakatan policy unless it was approved unanimously by all three parties.
He also appealed to DAP national chairperson Karpal Singh to use internal party channels if he wished to change policies within Pakatan Rakyat instead of using the media.
Yesterday, Karpal told a news conference that Anwar was not fit to lead the Pakatan Rakyat and that he had been “nothing but trouble” for the opposition alliance.
His remarks came in the wake of the Pakatan Rakyat losing the Perak state government to the Barisan Nasional (BN) on Friday.
Karpal said that happened because of Anwar himself had sought defectors from the BN to shore up the Pakatan Rakyat. — Bernama