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PKR wants Aminuddin retained as Negeri Sembilan MB, says Anwar

The PKR president says this has been conveyed to his Umno counterpart Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

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Negeri Sembilan Menter Besar Aminuddin Harun. Photo: Bernama
Negeri Sembilan Menter Besar Aminuddin Harun. Photo: Bernama

PKR wants Aminuddin Harun to be retained as Negeri Sembilan menteri besar if the Pakatan Harapan (PH)-Barisan Nasional (BN) alliance wins the state election next month. 

PKR president Anwar Ibrahim said Aminuddin had shown satisfactory performance in leading Negeri Sembilan and had helped the people with various programmes.

"This means there is no room for people to claim that the menteri besar is someone difficult to meet or unapproachable. In this regard, we have a leadership that has made us proud. 

"For Negeri Sembilan, I’ve yet to make any announcement (on the position of menteri besar) as talks on this with our other partners take a long time. 

"However, we have conveyed our views to Umno president and BN chairman Ahmad Zahid Hamidi," he said at an event in Shah Alam yesterday. 

Anwar, who is PH chairman, earlier announced that Aminuddin would defend his Sikamat seat at the polls. 

The prime minister also announced that Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari would defend the Sungai Tua seat.

Anwar previously announced that Amirudin would remain as menteri besar if the PH-BN alliance wins Selangor in the polls.
Meanwhile, Anwar welcomed DAP’s decision to retain Chow Kon Yeow as Penang chief minister, saying PKR felt that he had done a good job developing the state.
"He is very approachable, including with the Malays, far from the way that some are trying to portray DAP… we can see for ourselves Chow’s character and leadership, how he is always working for all races," he said. 

Anwar said that from reports received so far, the PH-BN alliance would be able to win Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Penang in the Aug 12 polls. However, he cautioned that this could only happen with hard work by the party machinery.
Anwar also announced that PKR will be contesting a total of 58 seats in the six state elections, with 20 seats in Selangor, six in Negeri Sembilan, 13 in Penang, 10 in Kedah, six in Kelantan and three in Terengganu.