Bersatu president Muhyiddin Yassin met with Pejuang chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad recently to propose the two parties work together ahead of the next general election (GE15), Mukhriz Mahathir said today.
Mukhriz, who is Pejuang president, said the meeting took place about two weeks ago, shortly after the Johor state elections, Sinar Harian reported.
“He (Muhyiddin) requested to have a meeting and Mahathir said ‘OK’,” the Jerlun MP said at a press conference in Kuala Terengganu.
Mukhriz said the leadership has yet to decide on the matter but that Pejuang was generally not in favour of working with Bersatu.
“Pejuang had also been contacted by other opposition parties to join forces ahead of GE15, but no decision has been made,” he said.
This was reportedly the first meeting between the two former prime ministers since the infamous Sheraton Move in February 2020, which led to the collapse of the Pakatan Harapan government.
Previously, Mahathir had repeatedly said Pejuang was willing to work with any opposition party as long as its principles were aligned to his party’s. – FMT