Bersatu to discuss on cooperation with Umno today


PARTI Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) will meet today on Umno’s decision to not work together with the party for the 15th General Election (GE15).

In a statement today, Bersatu secretary general Datuk Seri Hamzah Zanudin said the matter will be brought to its supreme council this afternoon.

In a letter dated Feb 26, Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said Umno supreme council, in a meeting on Feb 19, had decided to not partner with Bersatu in the GE15.

The Malay based party however, agreed to support the Perikatan Nasional government until the parliament is dissolved.

“The political bureau had met yesterday – chaired by the party’s president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to discuss on this.

“The bureau decided that the matter will be finalised in the party supreme council meeting today,” Hamzah said.

“Bersatu supreme council’s decision will be brought in the next Perikatan Nasional supreme council meeting comprising of its components of Pas, STAR, SAPP and Gerakan,” Hamzah added.

Early this week, UMNO Advisory Board chairman Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah urged Umno supreme council to hold an emergency meeting to decide for all its MPs sever ties with Bersatu before the parliament convenes.

Muhyiddin and Perikatan Nasional government was said to have lost the majority in the Dewan Rakyat before the proclamation of “health emergency” in January to allow the government focusing in Covid-19 battle.

The parliament has also been suspended until August but last month the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah said the Parliament may convene during the emergency period based on the advice of the prime minister.