Pakatan Harapan (PH) Chairman, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has been told to pass the Prime Ministership to an East Malaysian leader, in order to rekindle any hopes of seeking an alliance with parties based in Sabah and Sarawak.
Speaking to inisabahbah.com, a top PH leader who is currently in Kuala Lumpur for a high-level PH meeting said that backchanneling efforts are currently underway.
The source said that several leaders from PH have suggested Anwar to make way for a PM from Borneo, but stopped short of saying whether the position was suggested be filled by a Sabahan or a Sarawakian.
Elaborating on Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS)’s response, he said that Sarawak’s ruling coalition have yet to respond, due to bad blood between DAP and GPS.
“Bad blood between GPS and DAP,” said the source referring to former Finance Minister, Lim Guan Eng’s remarks in 2019 that Sarawak will be bankrupt without the help of PH.
The source also said that the proposed composition would consist of Barisan Nasional (BN) Members of Parliament, as GPS’s 22 MPs are insufficient to bring PH pass the 112-mark.
PH currently has 82 elected representatives while BN has 30.