Anwar, Muhyiddin discuss cooperation between PKR and PPBM

Jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim (right) and Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin met to discuss cooperation between their political parties.
Jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim (right) and Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin met to discuss cooperation between their political parties.PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Anwar Ibrahim has met Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to discuss cooperation between the jailed Malaysian opposition leader's Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) and the newly formed Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM).

"We hope for cooperation to form a strong alliance to face Barisan Nasional in the coming general election," said PPBM president Muhyiddin after meeting Anwar in court on Wednesday (Oct 5).

Mr Muhyiddin added that he had met Anwar in his capacity as de facto PKR chief.

Anwar appeared in the High Court on Wednesday morning to settle a libel suit brought against Utusan Melayu (M) Bhd.

He later told the media that he felt Mr Muhyiddin could be helpful in increasing cooperation between their respective parties.

"Pakatan is also discussing with him (to) increase efforts of cooperation with (Pakatan) Harapan and (Parti Pribumi) Bersatu," said Anwar.

On possible negotiations with Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS), Anwar said: "We have to (consult) first."