Amanah, DAP reject any deal with Bersatu's Hamzah Zainuddin

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  • Monday, 29 Jun 2020


PETALING JAYA: Parti Amanah Negara dan DAP have said they will reject any deal with Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin (pic), after it emerged that PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had met with the Bersatu secretary general.

Amanah and DAP said Hamzah was one of main conspirators of the "Sheraton Move" back in February.

The Pakatan Harapan component parties said that any combination of parties to restore the people's mandate must include the five original Pakatan Harapan Plus parties that were voted in by the people on the 9th May 2018.

"These parties are Amanah, DAP, Parti Keadilan Rakyat, Warisan and Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad’s faction of Bersatu," they said in a joint statement on Monday (June 29).

The statement by Amanah deputy president Datuk Seri Salahudin Ayub and DAP vice chairman M. Kula Segaran was issued after PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim recently met with Hamzah.

They said that any formula that included Hamzah but excluded Warisan and Dr. Mahathir’s faction was not acceptable and not based on principles.

"It is very important for the Pakatan Harapan Plus parties to come to a common understanding on who the real opponents are.

"Amanah and DAP maintain that Warisan and Dr. Mahathir’s faction of Bersatu are not our enemies. Instead, they are our allies in the fight against the Perikatan Nasional alliance," they said.

They added that Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Hamzah were the hostile forces that brought about the Sheraton coup.

"Therefore, there can be no arrangement to form a government with this group of leaders. In essence, we would like our allies to know who are actually friends and who are foes.The inability to distinguish friends and foes would lead us into unmitigated disasters," they said.

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