Najib on potential partnership with Anwar: No dice with DAP

PETALING JAYA: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak clarified his stance on a potential partnership with PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, insisting that any deal must not involve DAP.

“There are media portals that reported that I have pressured all Umno MPs to support Anwar as PM. That is not accurate.

“My first suggestion was for Umno to insist on a set date for the general elections to be held, after the Covid-19 situation has been controlled.

“My second suggestion if the first were to be rejected by PN is that Umno has to be open to negotiating with other political parties, including Anwar’s, if Umno remains unsatisfied with the treatment within the PN government after what had happened in Sabah.

“However, my suggestion to work with Anwar does not involve the DAP party. This has been stressed multiple times in today’s meeting,” he said on his Facebook page today (Oct 26).

He noted that if Umno was able to work with the Prime Minister in February even though Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia was “an enemy that had taken many Umno MPs”, why couldn’t they discuss terms of working together with Anwar until the 15th general election.

Najib added that terms would include opening the way for Umno to have a role in the direction of the country’s finances and economy, which he said Bersatu currently has a monopoly over.

“I am also open with the decision of continuing conditional support to the PN government until the 15th general election, but we have to renegotiate the conditions so Umno and BN will be given a larger role, especially in matters involving economical planning,” he said.

He also said that as a party member, he would support the decision made by the Supreme Council.