Anwar: PH a United Team with Dr M, Warisan

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Pakatan Harapan is a united team with the Bersatu faction led by Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan), as it moves to retake the people’s mandate, said Anwar Ibrahim.

The PKR president said PH and its allies now count 107 MPs among its ranks.

“We got together and reached an agreement. (That) whatever strategy we use, we must stay together. The opposition must stand firm on its principles.

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“Now we have 107 (seats) in this group (Harapan Plus), and we will move forward as a team to ensure the people’s mandate is respected, and all the damage, chaos, and corruption are put to a stop,” he said during a Facebook live session today.,

The opposition leader’s comments come a day after a meeting at the PKR headquarters attended by all the coalitions’ top guns.

Anwar is the first to comment on yesterday’s three-hour meeting, as other leaders kept mum.

Yesterday, PH said its highly anticipated meeting attended by Dr Mahathir had discussed many issues at length but was tight-lipped on details.

In a brief statement, PH said it made good progress in the meeting.

“Today’s meeting saw a comprehensive discussion on the views of each party and showed very positive progress. A decision on the outcome of the meeting today will be made within a week,” it said in a joint statement by its leaders.

Alongside Dr Mahathir, the meeting, chaired by Anwar, was attended by DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, Amanah president Mohamed Sabu and Warisan president Mohd Shafie Apdal.

Talk was rife preceding the meeting that the pact had clinched the numbers needed to form the federal government and topple Perikatan Nasional.

It was also expected to announce who its candidate for prime minister would be.

Dr Mahathir was formerly Bersatu and PH chairman when he was prime minister but lost the chair after Bersatu president Muhyiddin Yassin withdrew the party from the coalition that won the 2018 general election.

The nonagenarian Langkawi MP and his son, Mukhriz, as well as other MPs aligned with him, had their Bersatu memberships revoked last month for opposing Muhyiddin’s PN government. – TMI