Not ‘big tent’ if Anwar isn’t in the picture, says Khalid Samad

It would not be a “big tent” strategy if Parti Pejuang Tanah Air (Pejuang) refuses to work with Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, said Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) communications chief Khalid Abdul Samad.

(MMO) – A “big tent” approach means unity and co-operation between Opposition parties, Khalid clarified in a tweet last night, commenting on an article by Malaysiakini in which Pejuang deputy president Marzuki Yahya said that his party will not accept leadership from Anwar.

“If we wish to defeat Barisan Nasional (BN) and Perikatan Nasional (PN), everyone must put aside their personal interests and inclinations and prioritise the country.

“Defeating BN and PN is the main priority!” the Shah Alam MP tweeted in reference to Barisan Nasional and Perikatan Nasional.

Marzuki told Malaysiakini in an exclusive interview that although Pejuang agrees with the ‘big tent’ approach, it does not view the strategy as the only way to solve the country’s current political crisis.

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