KUALA LUMPUR – Pakatan Harapan officially accepted today Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) as its fourth component party.
The federal Opposition coalition’s presidential council meeting, which was held at the Opposition Leader’s office at Parliament today, also decided to register Pakatan as a coalition.
PPBM, a Bumiputera-centric party, is led by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and former deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
MEANWHILE, according to Malaysiakini:
The Pakatan Harapan presidential council has unanimously accepted Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) as a member of the opposition pact and agreed to discuss the four recommendations announced by Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
“The Pakatan Harapan secretariat will be sending a letter to PPBM (Bersatu) to inform them of the decision,” read a joint statement by PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) president Mohamad Sabu and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.
The statement also said the presidential council, which met this morning, has agreed to register Harapan with the Registrar of Societies (ROS).
Previously, Mahathir, who is Bersatu chairperson, suggested that Harapan changes its name and emphasised on the need to create a common logo, symbol and election manifesto.
– Malay Mail /mkini