KUALA LUMPUR: PKR, DAP and Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) have all nominated Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as Pakatan Harapan's (PH) prime minister candidate.
In a statement by the PH Presidential Council this evening, the coalition said they have been trying hard to defend the mandate given by the rakyat during the 14th General Election, since the political turmoil started last Sunday.
Describing it as an attempt at toppling the PH government, the coalition said they are against any efforts made to form a backdoor government.
With the resignation of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as prime minister and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) chairman, and Bersatu leaving the PH coalition on Monday, the PH Presidential Council said they invited the former prime minister to chair a meeting on Tuesday.
"However, Tun did not agree to attend the meeting on Tuesday, Feb 25," the statement said.
Following that, the Presidential Council yesterday reached a decision that Anwar would be their candidate for Prime Minister.
"Pakatan Harapan remains committed towards the aspiration and mandate of the rakyat to steer the country in a much better direction, economically, politically and socially.
"We will not betray this trust," PH said.