Pakatan will not approach Dr Mahathir because he already left us, says Anwar

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  • Thursday, 27 Feb 2020

PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan has no plans to approach Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as he is no longer part of the coalition which presently consists of DAP, Amanah and PKR, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

“No it does not arise, ” said the PKR president.

The Port Dickson MP said this in response on whether they will approach the interim Prime Minister as Dr Mahathir had returned as Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) chairman.

“No, we are still Pakatan Harapan, but he (Dr Mahathir) has already left Pakatan, ” added Anwar while walking to his car after leaving a special coalition meeting at Eastin Hotel at around 2.15pm on Thursday, (Feb 27) amid the ongoing political crisis

He was asked whether Pakatan has officially split with Dr Mahathir, who was former Pakatan chairman

When initially approached by the media in the hotel, Anwar said that it was Dr Mahathir’s decision to return as Bersatu chairman.

Anwar laughed when asked about speculations that he will go to the palace to seek an audience with the King.

Upon his exit from the hotel minutes later, PKR advisory council chairman Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail kept mum and only kept her hands clasped together when pressed by the media for insights into the meeting.

Pakatan leaders and MPs were seen entering the Petaling Jaya hotel from noon, as scores of reporters waited outside eagerly.

Top Pakatan leaders including Amanah president Mohamad Sabu, Khalid Abdul Samad, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, Lim Kit Siang, Gobind Singh Deo, M. Kulasegaran, PKR’s Wong Chen, Larry Sng, Fahmi Fadzil, Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Christina Liew, Hassan Karim, and several others, arrived for an impromptu meeting.

On Thursday (Feb 25), the Port Dickson MP confirmed that he was nominated by Pakatan leaders to be a candidate for prime minister in a decision made by its presidential council.

The Malay Rulers are expected to meet the King before Friday (Feb 28) prayers.

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