PKR’s Pasir Gudang MP Hassan Karim has urged party president Anwar Ibrahim to reject former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak’s support. Meanwhile, a former PKR leader also questioned what offers were made that Najib would support Anwar.
This is after Najib suggested that BN consider backing Anwar, on the condition that DAP is not in the picture, and with Umno being given a role in the country’s finance and economy. Speaking to Malaysiakini, Hassan (photo, above) said that working with the former Umno president would not be a wise move.
“As a PKR MP, I can’t accept Najib.
I hope the PKR president as the Pakatan Harapan chairperson (will be) wise in not cooperating with Najib.
“Najib is already setting conditions that he doesn’t want to work with DAP if he supports Anwar. Who is Najib to set conditions?” Hassan said. The PKR president had previously claimed to have the numbers to form a new government.
Najib, together with Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, had purportedly signed a letter to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong voicing support for the PKR president. Zahid’s aides claimed the letter was fake, but Najib has kept mum on the matter.
The animosity between Umno and DAP has also been a sticking point in Anwar’s plans. Hassan said that PKR should not sever ties with DAP just to work with Najib.
“Malaysia needs to be governed by a coalition of multiracial parties. PKR and DAP are two core parties that can bring Malaysia forward,” he said.
However, he has no problem if PKR works with individuals from Umno who are clean from corruption and have integrity.