Bersatu MPs, Azmin’s Bloc to Back Muhyiddin as PM

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Alor Gajah MP Redzuan Yusof said the decision was made at a meeting at Muhyiddin’s residence in Bukit Damansara this afternoon after the Bersatu president met its chairman and interim prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad earlier at his office in Putrajaya.

Among those who were present were supreme council member and Alor Gajah MP Datuk Seri Redzuan Mohd Yusof who told reporters that he has given his full support to Muhyiddin.

“Yes, (we) support the nomination which was made by Dr Mahathir for him (Muhyiddin) as the 8th PM,” Redzuan said when asked by reporters if 100 per cent of Bersatu gave their support to Muhyiddin.

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“If including Dr Mahathir, yes,” he added.

Earlier, Dr Mahathir had said he has no qualms with Muhyiddin becoming the next prime minister.

He said in his two-hour meeting with Muhyiddin, the possibility of the latter being chosen as prime minister was discussed.

“There were various possibilities that we discussed, including the possibility that Muhyiddin might become a candidate for the post of prime minister.


“If everybody (MPs) chooses him, I’m okay. If he goes to Parliament and gets a full majority, then he has the right to become PM,” Dr Mahathir said.

Mahathir reiterated he was not willing to work with Umno as a party but disclosed that Muhyiddin had a different stance.

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“Muhyiddin is a bit more relaxed on that. He is quite prepared to accept them en bloc,” he said.

When asked if Bersatu would consider rejoining Pakatan Harapan, Dr Mahathir replied: “I have to sit down with Bersatu (leaders) first to find out how they feel.”

Redzuan added that he was confident that the support would come from all 25 Bersatu MPs and the 11 independent MPs led by former PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali and former vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin.

However, Zuraida, who was also present, did not offer a response when met by reporters. She was seen leaving the residence with Azmin’s political secretary Hilman Idham.