Sources: Pakatan set to follow Anwar’s lead if overtures towards Umno work in pact’s favour

Even as Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim dropped the bomb that there are steps towards a possible cooperation between PKR and Umno, several sources within Pakatan Harapan (PH) said no such serious discussion has been made at the top level.

(MMO) – However, they told Malay Mail that some “unofficial” meetings with other parties outside the pact have already been held, and PKR’s partners may even follow Anwar to offer an olive branch towards former enemies Umno should it bring boon towards PH.

“DAP and Parti Amanah Negara will follow and support the cooperation if it would bring benefit to PH as a whole.

“However, the parties wanted proof that Anwar would be able to bring out the support first from their traditional arch rival,” said one anonymous insider privy to the interactions with outside parties.

Another leader from one of the component parties also downplayed the advances made towards Umno, saying it is normal for PH parties to gather their own strength in preparation for the next general election.

The leader, who refused to be named, gave examples of cooperation and discussions outside of PH, including with other Oppositions and even parties who are currently allied to the Perikatan Nasional government.

“The parties in PH are in the midst of strengthening their respective parties, so discussions with lawmakers from other parties are being done,” added another party leader from DAP.

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