Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) may have been perceived to be trying to dominate its partners during negotiations in Pakatan Harapan, but its chairperson Dr Mahathir Mohamad explained it all – really, it is just the art of haggling.
“There is no monopoly. We discuss things. (It is) like selling things. First we ask for a high price, then you are given, then you decide lah,” he told reporters in Kuala Lumpur today.
Asked on the posts eyed by Bersatu, Mahathir, however, declined to reveal them.
“This is an internal matter. We will discuss, then we’ll decide,” he said.
Bersatu president Muhyiddin Yassin also denied that Bersatu was monopolising top posts in Harapan, and pointed out that all parties in the coalition have the same standing.
“One or two people named doesn’t mean it’s a monolpoly. No one party can monopolise as we practise fairness,” Muhyiddin told reporters.