Dr M meets Anwar, discussions focus on economy and politics

PKR president Anwar Ibrahim with Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad. (Facebook pic)

PETALING JAYA: PKR president Anwar Ibrahim met Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad earlier today, amid rumours of a rift between the two leaders.

In a Facebook post, Anwar said his meeting with his former mentor was to inform Mahathir on efforts to develop the digital economic sector.

“We also discussed efforts and measures to improve and strengthen the people’s economy, as well as political developments in the country.”

Earlier today, Anwar, the Port Dickson MP, claimed PAS was trying to pit him against Mahathir.

He said the issue of a no-confidence vote against Mahathir was first raised by PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang, but after speaking to component parties in Pakatan Harapan (PH), all the leaders denied hearing any such thing.

Speculation of a rift between Anwar and Mahathir has been fuelled by a viral video of a phone conversation allegedly involving Anwar.

In the video, the man on the phone, said to be Anwar, is heard criticising Mahathir.

PKR communications director Fahmi Fadzil has rubbished the video, saying it was not Anwar.

Under an agreement struck by PH before GE14, Anwar is to succeed Mahathir as PM, and the 93-year old has said that he will stick to the agreement.