Mukhriz: We only discussed party matters


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  • Monday, 24 Feb 2020

PETALING JAYA: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia deputy president Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir (pic) says the party leadership only discussed internal matters despite strong talk of them leaving Pakatan Harapan.

“It is a good meeting. Just normal party matters, ” he told reporters at party’s headquarters yesterday afternoon.

Asked if it had discussed its position in the Pakatan coalition, Mukhriz replied: “No... no, just party matters.”

Bersatu chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who chaired the meeting which lasted more than five hours, left without talking to the media.

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

Other political parties also held their own meetings in various parts of Kuala Lumpur which further fuelled talk of the formation of a new government.

PKR leaders, including a dozen ministers and MPs aligned with deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, have also been sighted at a hotel in Petaling Jaya.

Bersatu’s Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah and Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin were also seen entering the room where a meeting was held.

Another group of Bersatu leaders were also seen at Dr Mahathir’s private residence at the Mines Resort.

A government vehicle with the emblem “Deputy Minister” was earlier spotted entering the private residential area. Senior leaders of Umno and PAS also held a closed-door event in Janda Baik, Pahang.

However, it is learnt that the event, which took place over the weekend, had been arranged in advance.

Several Umno MPs and former MPs later gathered at Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel.

They included Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said and Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim. Bersatu’s Jeli MP Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, who is also Bumiputera Agenda Steering Unit chairman, was also at the hotel.

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