PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will launch a national congress of 4,000 participants from four NGOs aligned with the Perikatan Nasional government.
The PM has confirmed his attendance at the gathering, said an aide.
In a statement, organising secretariat head Muhammad Hilman Idham said that the gathering called Kongres Negara Bersatu Untuk Malaysia (National Congress Unite for Malaysia) will be held on Saturday (Aug 22) at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (Mitec), Kuala Lumpur.
"In conjunction with Merdeka month, Penggerak Komuniti Negara, Nation of Women (NoW), Pemuda Negara, and Penggerak Wanita Muda Negara will be organising a national congress with the theme Bersatu Untuk Malaysia (Unite for Malaysia)," he said.
He added that the congress would gather delegates and observers from the four NGOs from all over the country including Sabah and Sarawak.
Hilman also said that the four-hour event will begin at 2pm to discuss and debate "efforts on developing the nation, economy and country".
"We will also uphold the policies of the Perikatan government which were implemented for the people.
"The national congress will also be attended by Trade and International Industry Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin and Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah," said Hilman, who is Pemuda Negara co-founder.
He said due to the recovery movement control order (MCO), the national congress would be held in a few halls at Mitec, in keeping with the SOP.
The four NGOs, involved with communal uplifting activities, have been linked with former PKR leaders and members who have either been booted from the party or defected from the party.
PKR had barred its members from joining the four NGOs.
NoW is headed by Lembah Jaya state assemblywoman Haniza Talha and Pemuda Negara is headed by Seberang Jaya state assemblyman Dr Afif Bahardin.