Anwar: We’re discussing a unity govt, not a PH or DAP govt

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PH will not interfere with court cases involving BN leaders should the two parties form a coalition government.

Pakatan Harapan (PH) is working to form a unity government with Barisan Nasional (BN) for the country’s stability, Anwar Ibrahim said.

The PH chairman also said he is still the prime ministerial candidate for the coalition.

“We had a discussion with BN. The most important issue is to create a stable government.

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“I’m very optimistic that we will be able to form a government that’s more transparent and democratic to safeguard the interest of the rakyat,” he said at Seri Pacific hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

He also played down Perikatan Nasional’s claims that it had managed to form a majority support of 112 members of parliament.

“We are still the coalition that gained the biggest bloc in GE15 and we are quite comfortable with the numbers secured,” he said.

PH will not interfere with court cases involving BN leaders should the two parties form a coalition government.

Anwar said the judiciary should remain independent.

“Court cases are under the judiciary body, an independent body. We will not interfere with the judiciary process,” he said.

When asked about feelings of unhappiness among some PH supporters on the proposed coalition with their political foes BN, Anwar said no compromises would be made by PH who wanted to save the country.

“We have to proceed to form an inclusive government.

“We are the biggest bloc and have a comfortable (seat) but we still require support of more parties.

“The key focus here is on no compromise to governance, transparency and the economy,” he said.

Anwar, however, said there was no decision yet as to who will be his deputy should the plan come to fruition.