Anwar: Claims of MPs backing Muafakat Nasional baseless

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim speaks at parliament, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. RAJA FAISAL HISHAN/The Star

SEREMBAN: Claims there are MPs from PKR, Parti Amanah Negara and Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) who supported the Muafakat Nasional faction is baseless.

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim described them as mere propaganda by the opposition.

“A few opposition leaders claimed that six were from Amanah and when we checked, it was not true... so there are efforts to deceive as part of their psychological war.

“(They also claimed) 15 from PKR... it is not true, I checked it myself. What is confirmed is the numbers claimed by the opposition is too extreme and were blatant lies.

“They even connected Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia and Tun Dr Mahathir (Mohamad) to their claims... this is not good, ” he told reporters yesterday.

The same allegations also included 18 GPS MPs, he added.

Anwar also questioned the necessity for Muafakat Nasional, the term used to portray the cooperation between Umno and PAS.

He noted that Umno was previously given the mandate to govern the country for 62 years.

“I am not preventing them but the problem is, for what? They (opposition) claimed it is formed to save the Malays.

“They were given the mandate for 62 years and secondly, it is endorsed by a few people who are facing serious cases in court, so it is better for them to face it first.

“Don’t think just because they are perceived as good that their cases can be settled, ” he said. — Bernama

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