PUTRAJAYA: Institutional reforms for a clean government are among the objectives of newly-formed Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Parti Pribumi) to be led by sacked deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
Muhyiddin, who submitted papers for Parti Pribumi’s registration at the Registrar of Societies (RoS) here on Tuesday, said the party was formed “to defend the rights of all Malaysians.”
“The party membership is open to all Malaysians. It is open to Bumiputras, orang Asli, Sabahans and Sarawakians.
“It is also open to other Malaysians who can be associate members, who will have the same rights as the regular members, only difference is that they cannot contest for posts but be appointed instead,” he said.
He said Parti Pribumi would be inclusive without discriminating race and religion.
"As a party, we will to uphold justice and challenge evil. We will fight for the rights of the people, for institutional reforms and a clean government," he said.
Muhyiddin, the Pagoh MP, said Parti Pribumi would also ensure Islam's status as the Federal religion while respecting the rights of non-Muslims.
"We want to give everyone the right to practice their religion in peace and we also want to uphold the rights of the Sabahans and Sarawakians," he said.
On the application for Parti Pribumi’s registration, Muhyiddin said he had already spoken to the Home Ministry on it.
"I have spoken to Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi (Home Minister) on the matter, and he had said that the application would be considered fairly.
"So I hope that the application would be reviewed and approved soon," he said.
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