PUTRAJAYA: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia members should not feel disappointed if they are not rewarded for their sacrifices, says party chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
"I know that there Bersatu members and leaders who 'berputih mata' (feel disappointed) when they see others appointed to positions.
"They are saddened by this as they had sacrificed to ensure that our party help overthrow the former kleptocratic government.
"However, we must keep to our promise that when elected, we will not abuse our power to enrich ourselves," he said at Bersatu's breaking of fast event here on Monday (May 14).
Also present were Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali and Bersatu president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
Dr Mahathir advised members said this was the sacrifice that they had to make for the party and the good of the nation.
He said they would enjoy indirect rewards if the nation enjoyed better governance under Pakatan Harapan.
"A good government will advance the nation more rapidly and boost the economy.
"In return, the people will enjoy better prosperity," he added.
He cited Pakatan's big win in the Sandakan polls as an example that people support Pakatan.
Their confidence in Pakatan, he added, was because its members put the nation first and not their self-interest.