Bersatu continues to pledge support for Dr M


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  • Thursday, 27 Feb 2020

Undivided attention: Journalist watching the live telecast of the special announcement made by Dr Mahathir while covering the proceedings at Istana Negara. — AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star

PUTRAJAYA: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia is continuing to pledge support for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad but is mum on whether it will return to Pakatan Harapan.

Party information chief Radzi Jidin said all its MPs expressed support for Dr Mahathir in their audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong yesterday.

He urged Bersatu members to remain calm and be confident in the party leadership’s ability to face the current political situation.

“We are confident that the political situation can be resolved soon. God willing, our party and country will emerge stronger and more united under Dr Mahathir’s leadership, ” he said in a statement yesterday.Bersatu president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and his deputy Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir were seen leaving Istana Negara after having the audience.

On Tuesday night, Bersatu Youth (Armada) declared its support for Dr Mahathir to stay on as prime minister.

Armada said it also rejected any “en bloc” cooperation with Umno under the leadership of its president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to form a new government.

On Monday, Bersatu, which has 26 MPs, announced that it had left the Pakatan Harapan coalition.

In Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Bersatu said it fully supported Dr Mahathir to continue leading the country as the prime minister.

Sabah Bersatu chief Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor said the service and leadership of Dr Mahathir was very much needed to continue the counA jry’s development agenda.

“We support Dr Mahathir to become the eighth prime minister to unite the people, and to have a stable government with developments carried out, ” he said in a statement yesterday.

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