KUALA LUMPUR: About 200,000 youths from four NGOs have applied to be members of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), says Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on Saturday (Aug 22).
“We accept all the applications officially for them to be party members, and the party is honoured to accept them, ” said Muhyiddin at the national congress, themed Bersatu Untuk Malaysia.
“The party has agreed to accept all their applications and will process their memberships as soon as possible.
"This is a functional government. There must be unity by us all, and it is on this basis that we ensure that Perikatan Nasional works.
“It is about the livelihood of the people and what the people want, ” said Muhyiddin.
He said he had decided to initiate the recovery movement control order as the experts warned that if he did not do so, the economy would collapse.
“There is no second choice. The only choice was to restart the economy. It was not only about managing lives but managing livelihoods.
"We are one and we have to chart our future, ” said Muhyiddin.
Earlier, 3,000 youth delegates gathered in support of the congress and International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali said they had agreed to join the party, handing over the forms to Bersatu organising secretary Shuhaimi Yahya.
Ministers and leaders from Bersatu, PAS, MIC and Gabungan Parti Sarawak were also in attendance.
The national congress was organised by four NGOs — Penggerak Komuniti Negara, Nation of Women, Pemuda Negara and Wanita Muda Negara.
The four NGOs are headed by former PKR big-wigs and are mostly comprised of former PKR members who were sacked or decided to exit the party.
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