Anwar never told PKR MPs Najib was a victim of selective prosecution, says party veep

PETALING JAYA: Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has never claimed that former premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak was a victim of selective prosecution under Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s premiership, says PKR vice-president Chang Lih Kang.

A news portal quoting "reliable sources" reported that at a March 16 meeting, Anwar had ticked off PKR MPs and state leaders when he purportedly made the claim.

Chang, who was present at the March 16 meeting, said Anwar made no such remarks then.

“No such thing. Who would believe it’s selective prosecution?” Chang said.

The March 16 meeting was held just before a press conference at which Anwar confirmed that “informal talks” had been held with Umno, but there was nothing final on cooperating in GE15.

In The Star's front-page report on Wednesday (March 24), Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi declared that there would be no cooperation with PKR in GE15.

Ahmad Zahid said Umno will only cooperate with its fellow Barisan Nasional component parties, namely MCA, MIC and PBRS.

Ahmad Zahid also said there was no discussion with PKR on election cooperation and any potential pact will only be explored after GE15.

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