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