Johari offers to vacate Sungai Petani seat for Anwar

KUALA LUMPUR: PKR vice-president Datuk Johari Abdul said he has personally offered to vacate his Sungai Petani parliamentary seat to pave the way for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to return to Parliament.

The chairman of the Government Backbenchers Club said he had expressed his willingness when he met Anwar yesterday.

"I will be honoured if he chose Sungai Petani, we talked long yesterday but he did not comment anything (on the offer)," he told reporters at Parliament House today.

He said Sungai Petani was among the safest parliamentary seats to contest and residents of the area should be proud to have a member of Parliament who would also be the future prime minister.

Johari also did not rule out the possibility that more senior MPs would offer their seats to Anwar, who won the PKR presidency unopposed.

Before this, Selayang MP William Leong Jee Keen also expressed his willingness to give up his seat to Anwar. — Bernama