Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced the formation of a new Malay party to take on the current Perikatan Nasional government.
The name of the party has not been decided yet and they will wait for the approval of the Registrar of Societies, he said at a press conference at the Al Bukhary Foundation today.
The 95-year-old said this new party was necessary as all other Malay parties have deviated from the original struggle.
“We are forming a new party. This party will uphold the values of Bersatu when it was formed. We will fight corruption relentlessly,” Dr Mahathir said.
Alongside Dr Mahathir, the others who were at the press conference were former Kedah menteri besar Mukhriz Mahathir, former education minister Maszlee Malik, former deputy finance minister Amiruddin Hamzah and former deputy foreign minister Marzuki Yahya.
Dr Mahathir also said this party would be neutral and would neither side PN or Pakatan Harapan.
The Langkawi MP added the group ran into problems with PH.
“We found some obstruction. We wanted to work with PH, but we have some problems with the biggest party in PH,” Dr Mahathir said, alluding to PKR. – TMI