Bersatu ready to work with other parties to ensure straight fights against BN in GE15, says Muhyiddin

KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia is ready to cooperate with any political party to ensure straight fights against Barisan Nasional (BN) in the upcoming 15th general election (GE15), says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pic).

Without naming any party, the Bersatu president said the party was currently in the initial stage of discussions to offer a “win-win” formula to achieve that objective.

Muhyiddin, who is also Perikatan Nasional (PN) chairman, said understanding among political parties was important to avoid split votes as demonstrated during the Melaka and Johor state elections.

“…during initial meetings (between parties) there were already encouraging signs, they are prepared to discuss but we haven’t finalised the way or type of understanding to avoid clashes.

“If our objective is important for the country, then leaders of other parties should be on the same page and they have shown a rather positive reaction but we haven’t fine-tuned what form of cooperation would be implemented,” he told reporters after Bersatu’s breaking of fast event here Sunday (April 24) night.

Pakatan Harapan secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said last Friday (April 22) that the coalition was prepared to negotiate and discuss with any political party about cooperation in the upcoming GE15.

He was responding to a statement by Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) deputy president Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub who urged the Pakatan leadership to be open to holding discussions with all Opposition bloc parties ahead of GE15.

DAP secretary-general Anthony Loke said, however, that the issue of cooperation between Pakatan and Perikatan should not arise as Perikatan was still a part of the government bloc. – Bernama