Malaysia's opposition parties locked in accusations of betrayal

Allies of Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim shot back yesterday at his accusations of conspiring behind his back, openly attacking his dalliances with a key engineer of defections that brought down the Mahathir Mohamad government in February.

The joint statement by Pakatan Harapan (PH) members Parti Amanah Negara and the Democratic Action Party (DAP) insisting "there should be no deal or attempt to form any deal with Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin, the chief conspirator of the Sheraton coup" is the latest broadside in a month-long tumult among the opposition parties.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 30, 2020, with the headline 'Malaysia's opposition parties locked in accusations of betrayal'. Print Edition | Subscribe