PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan (PH) says any move to restore the people’s mandate in the 2018 general election will be in line with the coalition’s fight to uphold justice.
PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution, Amanah secretary-general Hatta Ramli and DAP organising secretary Loke Siew Fook said there will be no compromise with PH’s commitment to fight against corruption and to reform institutions such as the judiciary.
“The PH presidential council held its monthly meeting last night, discussing several matters including the Sabah election as well as efforts at the federal level to restore the people’s mandate.
“PH stresses that with any step taken to restore the people’s mandate, there can be no compromise with our fight to uphold justice, eradicate corruption and improve institutions,” they said in a joint statement today.
They also wished the Yang di-Pertuan Agong a swift recovery as the King undergoes treatment for food poisoning at the National Heart Institute (IJN).
The PH meeting came a week after coalition chairman Anwar Ibrahim announced that he had obtained enough support from MPs to form a new government. He said the King had consented to grant him an audience, which had to be postponed after the King was admitted to IJN.
Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had said several Umno MPs had decided to back Anwar, adding that he could not stand in the way of them choosing to support him.
However, in a speech in Sabah, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said his party will not work with Umno as long as it remains under the leadership of Zahid or former prime minister Najib Razak.