PKR leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim does not know why the Umno leadership thinks his cooperation with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is an awkward one.
In a statement yesterday, Anwar said he had already explained his acceptance of Dr Mahathir’s readiness to establish a friendship with him in the spirit of brotherhood.
“It’s hard for me to understand why Umno is so afraid of the Tun Mahathir and Anwar partnership. Our consensus is also because we are both determined to generate change.
“Only with a change in power, can the country be steered according to the Federal Constitution and the rule of law.
“GE14 is the best chance for the rakyat to determine the future of the country,” he added.
Dr Mahathir is Pakatan Harapan’s prime minister nominee.
Anwar, 70, was sentenced to five years’ jail on March 7, 2014 by the Court of Appeal for sodomising his former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari, 33.
The Federal Court had upheld Anwar’s conviction on Feb 10, 2015.
Earlier this year, the Prisons Department clarified that Anwar’s release date would be on June 8. Pakatan will apply for a royal pardon for Anwar if the coalition wrests Putrajaya from Barisan.
Anwar will be made the prime minister if the royal pardon can be obtained.