Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he does not know about Pakatan Harapan chairperson Anwar Ibrahim saying they were ready to work with Mahathir’s new party in the coalition.
However, the former prime minister said he would look into Anwar’s statement.
“I do not know what he (Anwar) said. I will look into it,” he told reporters after attending a solidarity with Kashmir programme in Kuala Lumpur today.
Mahathir was asked to comment on Anwar’s statement that he was ready to consider letting Mahathir’s new party into Harapan if they asked.
However, Anwar added there had been no such request from the former Bersatu chairperson so far.
Mahathir had yesterday announced the formation of an “independent” Malay party which he said would not be affiliated with any quarter, including Harapan and Warisan.
He had also said that this new party did not need to be big as long as it had committed members.
Though Mahathir conceded that his new party would not be able to win enough seats to form the government, he said they could become a force in deciding who wins the next general election.
Anwar had also said yesterday that since Mahathir’s announcement had just been made, he would prefer to wait and see the situation first. – Malaysiakini