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PETALING JAYA - It is not up to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to decide who should be the Opposition's prime minister candidate, PKR leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pic) said.

He told an English news portal at a Shah Alam court on Monday that there must be consensus among Pakatan Harapan members in naming the candidate.

On the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia chairman's recent statement that he "might be forced to consider" becoming prime minister again if his friends in the Opposition want him, Anwar said: "It is not for him (to decide), it is for Harapan (to decide)."

"People don't volunteer (to be prime minister), there has to be consensus," he told the news portal on the sidelines of a court hearing.

PKR has always maintained that Anwar is its candidate for prime minister, though the dynamics may change with the involvement of Pribumi in Pakatan.

Pribumi had previously thrown its support for either its chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin or Dr Mahathir as its candidate of choice.

Anwar is currently serving a five-year prison sentence for sodomising his former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan in 2008.

He will be barred from contesting in any election for five years after he is

PETALING JAYA - Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic) may be “forced to consider” being prime minister again if such a plan is proposed by his friends in the Opposition.

In a live question-and-answer session hosted on his official Facebook page, the former prime minister answered five questions, two of which related to a possible return to premiership.

Titled #HangTanyaCheDetJawab (You Ask, Che Det Answers), Dr Mahathir was asked if he would agree to take on the role of prime minister if asked by the

KUALA LUMPUR - UMNO secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor is confident the Kepong parliamentary constituency can be won back by the Barisan Nasional (BN) if the BN component parties in the constituency unite and work together.

Tengku Adnan said he believed that the Kepong parliamentary constituency can be won by the BN in the 14th General Election (GE14) through the principle of cooperation such as sharing information and cultivating a close relationship which is necessary

BALIK PULAU - Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today admitted that the party was experiencing a situation whereby members were jumping ship, specifically in Perak, because some are unhappy at the decision of the leadership.

Muhyiddin said he was still waiting for the actual figure of members who left the party in Perak.

"I already know who is instigating members to leave en masse following the appointment of the Perak PPBM chief," he told reporters

ALOR SETAR - The government gives its assurance that all races and religions will receive fair treatment even though Islam is the main religion in the country.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said justice and priority would also continue to be given to the lower income group so that they would not feel that they were being left out of the mainstream of development.

"Although Malaysia has a multi-racial population and we expect that in 2050 the number of Muslims would

KOTA BHARU - Kelantan Barisan Nasional (BN) will continue to provide the best service to voters in Nenggiri despite its incumbent from UMNO being disqualified as state assemblyman, said its chairman Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.

Mustapa, who is also State UMNO Liaison chairman, said the party accepted the decision by the Kelantan State Assembly (DUN) Speaker Datuk Abdullah Ya'kub who declared that incumbent Datuk Mat Yusoff Abdul Ghani would not be eligible to continue as a state assemblyman due

KLANG - The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah is angry and disappointed with Subang Member of Parliament R. Sivarasa who is alleged to have smeared the sanctity of the An Nur Mosque in Kampung Melayu Subang near here when he delivered a political talk inside the mosque last Wednesday.

Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) director Datuk Haris Kasim said he was personally informed by the Sultan about the matter.

"Prior to this, the Sultan has also expressed his anger and

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