MELAKA, Sept 5 — A PKR MP will be stepping down in a matter of weeks, if not days, as a parliamentary seat will be made vacant to enable PKR President Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to contest in a by-election.
This was confirmed by the party’s secretary-general Datuk Saifuddin Nasution, who said the constituency will be announced by the end of the month, Bernama reported.
Acccording to the Domestic Trade and Consumerism Minister, three parliamentary constituencies have so far been shortlisted for Anwar to contest. However, Saifuddin declined to disclose the seat names.
“It will be announced this month if there is no problem, but the actual seat will be announced soon,” he was quoted as saying by Bernama after a Melaka PKR meeting in Ayer Keroh yesterday.
This confirms earlier reports which quoted Anwar as saying that he would be reappearing in Parliament next month.
Saifuddin said PKR members were asked to give their full support to Anwar after the parliamentary constituency had been announced and to be united as a strong machinery for the victory of the party.
“Anwar should be given strong support especially from party members to win and subsequently to become prime minister. How to hand over the post of prime minister (to Anwar) if his party was in chaos and not united. Thus we must be united to support Anwar,” he told Bernama.