Anwar reiterates Muhyiddin’s govt has collapsed, sends olive branch

15-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Malaysiakini | 6:02 AM Print This Post

PKR president Anwar Ibrahim reiterated that Muhyiddin Yassin’s administration had collapsed and that he sent the latter an olive branch.

“Based on the latest developments, I still believe that Muhyiddin’s government has collapsed,” he told a packed press conference in Kuala Lumpur today after his audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong at Istana Negara.

To a question, the opposition leader said he had no direct contact with Muhyiddin but used emissaries.

“I said we can discuss whatever deemed necessary. As of today, there has been no response,” he added.

On whether Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who leads a group of five independent MPs, was supporting the bid to form a new government, Anwar was non-committal.

“As I have said, this is an inclusive (new) government. I am not in a position to deny anyone from participating, on the condition that they accept the policies and parameters which are clear in terms of good governance and institutional reforms,” he said.

No personal vendettas

On whether those facing legal charges would be joining his government, Anwar said he had assured such lawmakers that there would be no political vendettas.

“But (they must adhere to) the due process and the rule of law,” he said.

Anwar said he made it clear that his team was committed to institutional reform, judicial independence and the rule of law.

“There is no question about cutting deals with individuals as alleged by some quarters. It is completely irrelevant and irresponsible,” he added.

Anwar has claimed that he has the support of more than 120 MPs and had presented evidence of this to the Agong this morning.

However, Istana Negara issued a statement later clarifying that Anwar only presented the number of MPs who supported him without a list of names.

Following this, spokespersons for several parties have confirmed that the heads of their respective parties have received invitations for an audience with the Agong.


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