KUALA LUMPUR: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said the statutory declaration (SD) to support Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to remain as the Prime Minister was no longer valid.
This was because the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah had decided to oversee the process himself.
“The King is giving space to everyone (through personal interview), hence the SD is no longer relevant.
“The King will oversee the process himself and we will justify our choice without making any statement outside.
“And it (the result) might be different from the statement made outside,” Anwar said briefly to reporters who have been waiting outside his house since morning.
Anwar said the final decision now was solely at the discretion and prerogative of the King.
“So I leave (this matter) entirely to the King,” he said.
Asked if he has enough numbers to form the government, he replied; “We are not supposed to play with numbers.
Asked if he was confident, Anwar replied; “Alhamdulillah, thank God, I am always confident.”
A press conference is expected to be held at the party’s headquarters in Petaling Jaya today.
Earlier today, Anwar and PKR MPs had an audience with the King at Istana Negara.
Each of them had a personal interview with the King between two to three minutes.
Yesterday, 90 MPs namely from Umno and Pas had a similar session with the King.