Friday, May 8, 2015
Kit Siang wants Wan Azizah to be Opposition leader
“Wan Azizah’s solid and impressive win in the Permatang Pauh by-election paves the way for her to be re-elected as Parliamentary Opposition Leader,” he said in a blog post on Friday.
The Pakatan Rakyat pact is without a recognised Opposition leader following the five-year jail sentence handed out to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for his sodomy conviction.
His appeal for a royal pardon was also rejected, and he subsequently lost his status as Permatang Pauh MP, although the seat was reclaimed by his wife at the by-election on Thursday.
Wan Azizah had served as Opposition Leader in Parliament during her husband’s previous incarceration in 1999.
She had also held the Permatang Pauh seat during the period when Anwar was banned from contesting in elections.
Pakatan, however, has yet to officially decide on Anwar’s replacement.