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Anwar confident of forming govt, denies meeting Zahid

The Pakatan Harapan chairman says once an understanding is reached with other parties, it will be presented to the Agong.

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Pakatan Harapan chairman Anwar Ibrahim speaks at a press conference in front of his house in Kajang last night. Photo: Bernama
Pakatan Harapan chairman Anwar Ibrahim speaks at a press conference in front of his house in Kajang last night. Photo: Bernama

Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Anwar Ibrahim has defended his statement that PH has enough seats to form a federal government through a coalition with other parties.

The PKR president said once an understanding was reached with the other parties, it would be presented to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong for consent.

"I still affirm my position that we already have the majority and enough support, and I am confident that we will be given the opportunity to govern the country.

"National stability, providing protection from negative elements to restore the country – those are the common duties (of all the parties)," he said when met by reporters at his residence in Sungai Long in Kajang last night.

However, Anwar refused to reveal which party would support PH to form the government, saying he would allow the parties to announce this themselves.

"Since yesterday, we have had enough (numbers to form the majority). Let the parties concerned announce who they will cooperate, either tonight or tomorrow," he said.

On rumours that he would be meeting with Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to negotiate a coalition to form the government, Anwar denied the matter.

In the 15th general election, PH won 82 parliamentary seats, followed by Perikatan Nasional (73), BN (30), Gabungan Parti Sarawak (22), Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (six) and Warisan (three).

One seat each went to Parti Kesejahteraan Demokratik Masyarakat and Parti Bangsa Malaysia while two were won by indepedent candidates.

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