KUALA LUMPUR, Aug. 2 -- Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali has said that his faction of MPs formerly from PKR are still considering the idea of joining Umno and PAS's joint pact Muafakat Nasional (MN), a report has said.

According to The Malaysian Insight, Azmin had said that there will be "continued discussion" as MN was formed before the current ruling pact Perikatan Nasional.

"The situation before is different from today's, so there are matters to be discussed," he was quoted saying in Penang last night by The Malaysian Insight.

Azmin who was PKR deputy president had along with 10 other MPs parted ways with PKR in February, with Baru Bian since then joining Sarawak-based opposition party Parti Sarawak Bersatu.

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