Anwar: Mahathir and I are not an 'odd couple'

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PETALING JAYA- Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is puzzled why the Umno leadership assumes that the cooperation between him and Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is awkward due to their past feud.

In a statement on Thursday, the Pakatan Harapan de-facto leader said he had already explained that he accepted Dr Mahathir's readiness to establish a friendship with him in the spirit of brotherhood (silaturrahim).

"It's hard for me to understand why Umno is so afraid of the Dr Mahathir and Anwar partnership. Our consensus is also because we are both determined to generate change," said Anwar.

He also alleged that there were "large-scale scandals" that were being swept under the carpet.

"Only with a change in power, can the country be steered according to the Federal Constitution and the rule of law.

"GE14 is the best chance for the rakyat to determine the future of the country," he added.