Muhyiddin has ‘full mandate’ to talk to other parties, says Bersatu

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Muhyiddin Yassin wearing a suit and tie: Bersatu says its political bureau headed by Muhyiddin Yassin may discuss cooperation with other parties ahead of GE15. (Bernama pic)

PETALING JAYA: Bersatu says it has given its political bureau, led by party president Muhyiddin Yassin, the “full mandate” to discuss cooperation with other parties ahead of the next general election (GE15).

Bersatu secretary-general Hamzah Zainudin said the party’s Supreme Council decided on this at a meeting yesterday.

In a statement, Hamzah said the meeting touched on party matters, political developments and the recent Johor elections which saw the party win just two of the 33 seats it contested.

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Bersatu’s announcement comes amid reports that Muhyiddin met several opposition leaders recently, including former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Pakatan Harapan chairman Anwar Ibrahim, in the wake of the Johor polls.

Mahathir had claimed that Muhyiddin sought his help to regain the prime minister’s post. However, the Pejuang chairman said he would not help Muhyiddin.

Anwar, meanwhile, said he had had meetings with Muhyiddin but never discussed political cooperation or support for him to be prime minister again.

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