Muhyiddin commends Ali Biju for withdrawing from Sarawak polls

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Bersatu president Muhyiddin Yassin has praised Sarawak Bersatu vice-chairman Ali Biju for withdrawing from the contest for the Krian seat in the state elections.

“To me, the sacrifice made by Ali Biju has a very significant meaning to the understanding reached between Abang Johari Tun Openg and I in strengthening the cooperation between Bersatu and GPS (Gabungan Parti Sarawak) in Sarawak.

“This includes the understanding that Perikatan Nasional (PN) represented by Bersatu will take part in the 15th general election in Sarawak,” he said.

Ali, the incumbent Krian assemblyman, yesterday announced his withdrawal as an independent candidate in the race, saying he now realised that his decision to contest would affect the good ties between Bersatu and GPS.

Muhyiddin, who is PN chairman, also welcomed Ali’s support for GPS candidates contesting in the Krian, Kalaka, and Kabong state seats, which all come under the Saratok parliamentary constituency represented by Ali.