Prime Minister's Office denies Najib-Anwar unity talk

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  • Friday, 16 Aug 2013

KUALA LUMPUR: The Prime Minister's Office has denied talk of a proposed unity government between Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and  opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

It said in a statement issued Friday, that any such discussion could not happen as long as Anwar and the opposition continued to reject and question the results of the 13th general election. 

Several news portals have quoted Anwar as confirming rumours of talks between him, Najib  and former Indonesian vice-president Jusuf Kalla.

The statement said such reports which quoted ‘trustworthy sources close to Najib’s camp’ were a figment of the writer’s imagination as there has been no effort at all to form a unity government.
It said Jusuf had worked to obtain Najib and Anwar’s agreement to avoid attacking each other and to accept the results of the election. 
It said according to Jusuf, Anwar had contacted him before the election to seek a political agreement with Najib to respect the people’s decision, which the prime minister had accepted. 
However, Anwar had refused to do so alleging that fraud had taken place during the election process, it added.

As such, it said, statements made by Anwar confirming efforts towards a unity government was “a creation and invention” made in the opposition and Anwar’s own political interests.

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