BN secretary-general Annuar Musa has questioned the logic of former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad in setting up a new political party with him and his son Mukhriz as the two top leaders.
“Parti Pejuang Tanah Air (Papet)…established and appointed his own family member,” tweeted the Federal Territories minister.
While Mahathir’s party has chosen Pejuang for short, Annuar wrote “Papet” to poke fun at the new party, implying it was merely a puppet of Mahathir.
Mahathir is the chairperson of Pejuang while Mukhriz is the temporary party president.
Annuar was sharing a tweet by Bersatu supreme council member Rais Yatim, who doubted that the Bersatu splinter party can unite the Malays.
“I heard there’s a party dubbed Pejuang, organised by Tun M, who is the chairperson and his son Mukhriz as the president. Could Malay unity manifest in this party?” Rais said.
On Aug 7, Bersatu founder Mahathir, who was booted out from the party, set up a new independent Malay-based party that would not be tied to Pakatan Harapan or Perikatan Nasional.
According to Mahathir, the new political platform was established as other parties that were meant to fight for Malay rights had deviated from their original struggle. – Malaysiakini