KUALA LUMPUR — Dec. 13, 2018: PKR has categorically stated that it will not accept former Umno leaders into the party despite receiving several requests.
“I made it very clear to them (that) they could remain in their party or become independent but it would be difficult at this juncture for us (PKR) to accept because the general mood of the public as I understand is to support Pakatan Harapan in our reformasi (reformation) agenda,” PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said today after the launch of a book by PKR politician Tian Chua.
“The discussion was held openly. However, I replied consistently that we were willing to discuss but our discussion was not on joining the party but on the need for all to support the reform agenda,” remarked Anwar.
According to news reports, Nazri had requested for four things from Anwar when he becomes prime minister, including that Umno will not be dissolved and that former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak would not be abused.
To this, Anwar said he supported the government’s decision to prosecute Najib in the interest of the nation and because of the loss of huge sums of money. — Bernama