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Malaysia's PKR nominations: Anwar to go for president's post

Published on Mar 29, 2014 12:19 PM
 
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has nominated himself for the president's post in the upcoming Parti Keadilan Rakyat polls. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The influential adviser to Malaysian opposition party Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, has nominated himself for the president's post in the upcoming party polls.

Anwar was not present to file in his nomination papers but was instead represented by his seconder, PKR vice treasurer-general Low Chee Chong, at 11am on Saturday.

Asked if Anwar's conviction for sodomy could get in the way of the opposition leader holding any post in the party, Low said: "His conviction is still under appeal and if it is upheld in the Federal Court, only then he will not be able to hold any post."

Anwar's proposer was Dr Syed Husin Ali, a former PKR deputy president.

 
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