Bersatu and Umno have agreed to put aside their differences in order to avoid three-cornered fights in the next general election, said Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.
Muhyiddin, who is Bersatu president, said he had met with Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi recently and both had decided to cooperate to avoid unnecessary losses in Malay-majority parliamentary seats.
“Another thing that was agreed upon was to strengthen the relationship between Bersatu, Umno and PAS. These three parties must strengthen and strengthen each other.
“They cannot split, cannot collide, and cannot choose a different direction.
“Ideally in the 15th general election, there will be no three-cornered fights between the parties in the Perikatan Nasional government,” Muhyiddin said in his speech during the Bersatu annual general assembly today.
The Pagoh MP added that even though it was hard for Bersatu to reconcile with Umno, it had to be done to secure the future of both parties.
“We spoke from heart to heart. We spoke frankly. We realised the relationship between Umno and Bersatu has to be mended. There needs to be efforts. There needs to be a push from the top leaders to the grassroots
“It is not easy, but this is the best way forward,” Muhyiddin said. – TMI