Source: FMT News
Sabah Speaker Salleh Said Keruak was commentingng on Anwar Ibrahim’s recent statement that he had received overtures from Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak on a “unity government”
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Umno liaison deputy chief Salleh Said Keruak is of the view that opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is playing a “double game” in politics in an attempt to revive his sagging political fortunes.
He said Anwar tried to manipulate situations or events in his favour after the latter failed to become the Prime Minister.
“He (Anwar) is now thinking of a unity government and abandoning his partners in Pakatan. He is interested only in power politics for himself,” he told reporters here last night.
Among those present were Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman and other state leaders.
Salleh, who is also State Legislative Assembly Speaker, was asked to comment on Anwar’s recent statement on the matter.
Anwar was quoted as confirming that he had received overtures from Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak on a “unity government”.
However, the Prime Minister’s Office in Putrajaya, in a statement on Friday, had denied talk of a proposed unity government between Najib and the opposition leader.
It said that any such discussion could not happen as long as Anwar and the opposition continued to reject and question the results of the 13th general election.
Salleh said the Barisan Nasional (BN) was certainly not interested in him, saying “unity government does not arise at all”.
“He (Anwar) is trying his luck. BN is a mature organisation and Najib is a ‘very gentleman’ politician.
“We can all cooperate to develop the nation irrespective of our political differences,” he said.