Friends never learnt from Tg Piai defeat, says Anwar on MPs in Azmin’s home

Anwar Ibrahim says Mohamed Azmin Ali must explain his meeting with BN MPs.

KUALA LUMPUR: PKR president Anwar Ibrahim says his deputy Mohamed Azmin Ali will need to explain what transpired at a dinner meeting the latter hosted for MPs from Barisan Nasional (BN) last night.

Anwar said the meeting, which took place just two days after Pakatan Harapan’s defeat in the Tanjung Piai by-election, showed that some coalition leaders had not learnt their lesson.

“Some of our friends never learnt from their experience of losing terribly in Tanjung Piai,” Anwar told reporters in Parliament today.

Yesterday, FMT reported that at least two dozen MPs including Sembrong MP Hishammuddin Hussein, who last month denied working to form a “back-door” government without key PH partners, had attended a meeting at Azmin’s official residence in Putrajaya.

Anwar meanwhile said he expects Azmin to attend PKR’s political bureau meeting tomorrow, saying reports on the private gathering in Putrajaya last night had “raised many questions among PKR’s friends”.

Anwar said he was also unsure if the meeting had to do with official matters related to Azmin’s position as the economic affairs minister.

“I do not know. That is why I say that it would be better for him to give an explanation, whether it was held in the party’s capacity or the government’s.

“If held in the government’s capacity, why weren’t other MPs invited?” asked Anwar, who is the MP for Port Dickson.