KLANG: PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali today denied that DAP was sidelined in the leadership line-up of Pakatan Harapan.
He said DAP was not included in the top three of Pakatan's line-up because it was not possible to have five presidents in the organisation.
The coalition recently announced in a joint-statement its line-up, naming Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as chairman, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as de facto leader and Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as president.
DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, was made one of Pakatan's three deputy presidents.
Azmin, who is Selangor Menteri Besar, said there was no truth in the claims that DAP has been ignored and that the Pakatan leaders in the line up were not placed there to challenge one another.
"Deputy president is good enough. There can't be five presidents, right?" said Azmin when asked to comment on the matter. today.
"Those claims, where did they came from? Is it MCA?
"Of course they are not true. That is why you must get the input from us.
"Each of the leaders have their own roles to play and they complement each other. Each has their own strength, and together we form a new strong team for the general election.
"It is a combination of old and new way of thinking, working together as one team. It is good for the people and the country.
"Now, we are more united and will be a formidable force to face Barisan Nasional," he said, after launching the Save Water Programme at Pelangi Court Apartment in Meru, here.
Azmin said he was also glad that Pakatan leaders have finally accepted Dr Mahathir's leadership, as chair of the Presidential Council.
When asked why the new line-up has yet to address the choice for prime minister, Azmin said the matter would be decided later by the people.