KUALA LUMPUR: The decision by Pakatan Harapan to choose incarcerated PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as the next prime minister if they win the coming general election is a shameful act, said Perkasa president Datuk Ibrahim Ali.
He said it would be an insult to the country if an ex-prisoner was to become the eight prime minister.
Ibrahim, who is also the former Pasir Mas member of parliament, said is it disrespectful to the law and the King's sovereignty.
"How can we have an ex-prisoner as the next prime minister? Is this the Pakatan Harapan's mission?
"This is really insulting to the country and disrespecting the law. How can a prisoner govern the country? Malaysia boleh! " he said.
He said for Anwar to get the royal pardon from Yang di-Pertuan Agong will take time and it is impossible for him to take the prime ministerial position.
He also said it was shocking that Pakatan nominated Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the next prime minister.
"How can a person govern the country within only six to twelve months? What can he (Mahathir) achieve within that period of time?
"This is not relevant at all. What can he do?" he added.