10 Februari 2017
Mahathir meets Anwar at court to discuss opposition coalition - Nation | The Star Online
KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said they want to solidify their opposition coalition.
Dr Mahathir, came to the High Court to meet former Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim who attended a trial of his defamation suit here.
The former prime minister met Anwar for about 40 minutes when the case was adjourned.
This was their second meeting during a court case.
"We are still talking with PAS but in meantime we want to solidify our coalition. Bersatu (PPBM) will join the coalition (Pakatan Harapan coalition)," said Mahathir.
"We are also interested with the political problems facing the country and we agree on many issues."
Earlier, PPBM president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin also turned up to the civil hearing for a similar meeting with Anwar.
Dr Mahathir came to the court at 11.55am, accompanied by his supporters and sat in the first row of the public gallery briefly before his meeting with Anwar.
Dr Mahathir waved to Anwar who acknowledged him while hearing his witness, lawyer Manjeet Singh Dhillon giving evidence.