Pakatan Harapan chairman Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has assured his supporters that he will be able to form a ‘unity government’ with Barisan Nasional (BN)’s support. He added that this will not be a PH or DAP administration.
He said that while BN has not decided on the offer, he is very pleased with the outcome of the two coalitions meeting today.
Speaking at a press conference at the Seri Pacific Hotel in Kuala Lumpur today (21 November), Anwar said seven representatives from BN took part in the discussions with Pakatan Harapan (PH), including Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Mohamad Hasan, and Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
No unreasonable conditions
Anwar said the discussions focused on the need to form a stable and inclusive government that has good governance and is able to revive a stagnant economy.
Meanwhile, Anwar assured that there will be no ‘unreasonable conditions’ set by BN to secure their support and subsequently form the federal government.
“There is no interference at all with the issues of present or anticipated (court) charges. We stressed the importance of good governance, inclusiveness and unity.”
“I want to make that very clear,” he said.
Confident in forming unity government
Anwar then said that BN has asked for more time to deliberate and conclude negotiations with all who are courting them for support.
Commenting on Sembrong MP Hishammuddin Hussein who said he will never support the cooperation between PH and BN, Anwar is confident that Hishammuddin will revise his statement.
He added that there would be no issue as it will not be a DAP government, but a coalition or unity government.
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