Mukhriz on Bersatu leaders' meeting: We only discussed internal party matters


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  • Sunday, 23 Feb 2020

Prime Minister and Bersatu chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad leaving the closed-door meeting with top party leaders at the party headquarters in Petaling Jaya on Sunday (Feb 23).

PETALING JAYA: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) deputy president Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir says that the meeting with its top party leadership only discussed internal party matters despite strong talks of the party leaving the Pakatan Harapan coalition.

"It is a good meeting. Just normal party matters," he told reporters briefly at the lobby of its headquarters on Sunday (Feb 23).

Prime Minister and Bersatu chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who chaired the meeting earlier Sunday that lasted more than five hours, left without talking to the media.

Asked if it had discussed its position in the Pakatan coalition, Mukhriz replied, "No... no, just party matters," he stressed.

Party president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Youth chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman were also tight-lipped when asked about the outcome of the meeting.

Other political parties are also holding separate meetings fuelling talks of the formation of a new government.

Umno leaders will be holding a meeting later Sunday afternoon at the party headquarters at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC).

PKR leaders aligned with PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali were also sighted at a hotel here.

On Friday (Feb 21), Dr Mahathir said that the Pakatan presidential council had given him the full discretion when to step down as the Prime Minister.

Dr Mahathir had repeatedly said that he would step down after Malaysia hosts the Apec Summit in November.

Prior to the 14th General Election, Pakatan had agreed that Dr Mahathir would be prime minister for two years before passing the baton to PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

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