Muhyiddin and Hadi meet in a show of Perikatan unity


PETALING JAYA: In a show of a unified front for Perikatan Nasional (Perikatan), Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and PAS president Tan Seri Abdul Hadi Awang held a two-hour meeting on Monday (Sept 26).

In a Facebook post Tuesday (Sept 27), Muhyiddin said they had agreed on a number of issues to fortify Perikatan in preparation for the 15th General Election (GE15).

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The post showed Muhyiddin and Hadi, flanked by Bersatu deputy president Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu and supreme council member Datuk Seri Dr Radzi Jidin, and PAS deputy president Datuk Seri Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar, who is also Terengganu Mentri Besar.

The meeting took place at Muhyiddin's home.

"Alhamdulillah, the two-hour discussion last night was very meaningful. Many issues were agreed on to further strengthen Perikatan to face GE15," Muhyiddin said in his post.

There had been talk early last week that Abdul Hadi had met with his Umno counterpart Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi recently to see if new life could be breathed into the waning Muafakat Nasional relationship between their parties.

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Muhyiddin then stated that he would meet Abdul Hadi to find out what transpired.

Muafakat Nasional is a loose cooperation between Umno and PAS formed after the last general election to strengthen the unity of Malay and Muslim political parties.

However, PAS then joined the Perikatan coalition in 2020, which was then composed of Bersatu, Sabah STAR, SAPP and Gerakan.

This irked Umno as the party had always seen Bersatu as its main Malay rival party after PAS

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