State polls: No official request from Pejuang on cooperation, says Amanah

KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Amanah Negara has not received any official application from Parti Pejuang Tanah Air to cooperate for the upcoming six state elections, says its deputy president Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub (pic).

He said Pejuang should submit the request through an official platform to ensure that proper consideration could be done.

Amanah currently stands by the discussions between Pakatan Harapan and Barisan Nasional on preparations for the state elections held recently at the World Trade Centre (WTC), he added.

"At the meeting, it was decided that Pakatan and Barisan will have further discussions on this without involving any new cooperation from any coalition or other political party.

"If Pejuang has any interest, it will be up to the Pakatan presidential council to decide the next step.

"We will wait for Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir (Pejuang president) to ask for an official meeting to discuss the matter," he said in response to Amanah vice-president Datuk Mahfuz Omar revealing Mukhriz’s interest to form a partnership with Pakatan for the state elections on Tuesday (Feb 21).

Salahuddin added after an official request is made, it would be up to Pakatan to make a decision, and perhaps have further discussions with Barisan.

"Following this, only then we will state our stand," he said.

Salahuddin was speaking to reporters after launching the Payung Rahmah initiative and “Buy & Win” RM1.1mil Challenge at KK Super Mart at Terminal Bersepadu Selatan here on Wednesday (Feb 22).

Commenting on the meeting between Mukhriz and Mahfuz, he was informed that the session was a normal discussion with both parties being aware of the procedures to establish cooperation.

"They (Pejuang) need to bring their intentions officially if they want to be more serious about working together," he said.

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