Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Anwar Ibrahim held a 45-minute meeting at the Kuala Lumpur court complex this afternoon.
Speaking to reporters later, the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) chairperson said despite Bersatu engaging in talks with PAS, it is committed to solidifying the opposition.
“As to our meeting, we both principally agree on the current political affairs of the country, and that (Prime Minister) Najib (Abdul Razak) has to go as he is selling the country,” he added.
Mahathir surprised everyone with his presence at the Kuala Lumpur High Court this morning, and sat next to Anwar’s daughter, PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah, during the proceedings.
The court was hearing Anwar’s defamation suit against Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.
Mahathir had met the jailed former opposition leader during a brief break called by the judge after witness, lawyer Manjeet Singh Dhillon, finished his testimony.
Before the proceedings started, Bersatu president Muhyiddin Yassin also met Anwar.
Anwar’s lawyer Sivarasa Rasiah has indicated to Justice Azizul Azmi Adnan in court that Mahathir and Muhyiddin may be called as witnesses.