Dr Mahathir Mohamad – Anwar Ibrahim political remarriage is in the pipeline as Mahathir moves to unite all opposition parties probably under his leadership to achieve his political agenda.
Mahathir has given his strongest indication yet today that he would work closely with his former deputy Anwar to topple Barisan Nasional in the next general election (GE14).
The newly registered Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) chairman said he had no issue not to work with Anwar as how he had swallowed his ego to forge political intimacy with Lim Kit Siang and DAP.
On Monday Sep 5, Mahathir paid a “courtesy call” on Anwar at the High Court in Kuala Lumpur.
The duo shook hands as a sign of conciliation after parting ways 18 years ago.
Mahathir claimed that he did not hold any political discussions with Anwar to forge cooperation.
He claimed that the meeting was strictly to lend his support to Anwar’s application to declare the National Security Act as unconstitutional.
But he has given his strongest hint today that he would work with anyone to topple BN.
“If I can work with Kit Siang, why can’t I work with Anwar?” the former premier told newsmen at the Registrar of Societies (ROS) office in Kuala Lumpur today
The Home Ministry announced yesterday that PPBM’s registration had been provisionally approved.
Mahathir, his son Mukhriz and PPBM pro-tem president Muhyiddin Yassin were at the Registrar of Societies (ROS) office in Kuala Lumpur to receive official provisional approval for PPBM.
Lay public can now apply to be PPBM members from Sept 14.
Mahathir also aims to unite all opposition parties under one roof to knock BN of its perch in Putrajaya.
He insisted that all opposition parties, including PAS, must consolidate under a political pact if they wanted to forge a change at federal level, adding that a united opposition front would avoid three-cornered fights in the next general election (GE14).
He warned that the opposition parties would lose GE14 and hand Putrajaya with on a silver platter to BN if they don’t unite under a single umbrella, pointing out that opposition parties had always failed to defeat BN due to their squabbles for past 59 years.
“BN will be the winner in a three-cornered fight, which must be avoided,” said Mahathir, who is desperate to oust Prime Minister Najib Razak’s government.
“What I say applies to all opposition parties including PAS.”
The DAP kicked out PAS from previous opposition coalition Pakatan Rakyat and unilaterally declared that “Pakatan Rakyat is dead” early last year.
Later DAP embraced Parti Amanah Negara (PAN) and formed Pakatan Harapan together with PKR.
PAN is widely seen as a DAP proxy Malay-Muslim party.
If Mahathir finally seal a political deal with Anwar, his next stop would be at PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang.