PUTRAJAYA: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has arrived at a hotel here to chair a Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) supreme council meeting.
The meeting, being held at Everly Hotel on Thursday (March 4), is to decide on Umno terminating its cooperation with the party.
The meeting will be preceded by Bersatu's management meeting, which is also chaired by Muhyiddin.
The supreme council meeting is expected to start at 4.30pm.
Earlier in the day, Bersatu secretary-general Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin said the party’s political bureau, chaired by Muhyiddin as Bersatu president, had convened on Wednesday (March 3) to discuss a letter sent by the Umno president dated Feb 26.
The letter from Umno stated its supreme council’s decision on cooperation with Bersatu and Perikatan Nasional.
“Bersatu's supreme council will look into this at our meeting this evening. The issue will also be discussed with component parties at the next Perikatan supreme council meeting, ” Hamzah said Thursday.
Other Perikatan members are PAS, Sabah STAR, Sabah Progressive Party and Gerakan.
Umno's letter, signed by president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, stated that the party's supreme council had decided in a meeting on Feb 19 not to cooperate with Bersatu in the next general election.
The letter, addressed to Muhyiddin as Bersatu president and Perikatan chairman, also stated that Umno would continue to give its support to the Perikatan government until Parliament is dissolved.