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a joint-meet­ing but when we set the date, they said they did not ask for it, so there is no proper co­or­di­na­tion in Pas,” he said af­ter at­tend­ing a meet­ing be­tween PPBM and Pakatan Hara­pan lead­ers in Kedah at the party’s head­quar­ters in Ban­dar Star­gate here.

Present were his son and PPBM deputy chair­man Datuk Seri Mukhriz Ma­hathir and state Pakatan Hara­pan lead­ers.

Dr Ma­hathir de­nied that he was the rea­son for the fail­ure to hold talks be­tween Pas and PPBM on a pos­si­ble co­op­er­a­tion in the next gen­eral elec­tion.

In Kota Baru, Ke­lan­tan, Pas sec­re­tary-gen­eral Datuk Takiyud­din Has­san hinted yes­ter­day that sev­eral de­ci­sions made by Dr Ma­hathir could have led to the col­lapse of the talks.

Takiyud­din was re­ported as hint­ing that Dr Ma­hathir had the power to make party de­ci­sions de­spite be­ing PPBM chair­man.

Mean­while, Dr Ma­hathir said the pro­posed de­bate be­tween him, and Tourism and Cul­ture Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Mo­hamed Nazri Aziz should be held in Shah Alam, Se­lan­gor, in­stead of Perak.

Dr Ma­hathir said the de­bate should be held in­door so that the organiser would not need to ap­ply for a po­lice per­mit.

The de­bate was ini­tially sched­uled to be held in Perak but po­lice did not grant a per­mit for the event.

Datuk Seri Ab­dul Hadi Awang

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