Pejuang Can’t Fly Solo, Needs Allies to Survive, Admits Mukhriz

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It is important for newly-formed Pejuang to have political cooperation with other parties to survive, said the Malay-based party’s founding president, Mukhriz Mahathir.

He said Pejuang, which is still awaiting Registrar of Societies’ approval, has a good relationship with Warisan, Amanah and DAP but added it will need to sort out ties with PKR.

The former Kedah menteri besar, however, said that should not be a problem as he enjoys a good relationship with PKR despite strained ties between his father and Pejuang chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad and PKR president Anwar Ibrahim.

Political understanding with other opposition parties is vital for the newly formed party, said Mukhriz.

“Whatever it is, we should have an understanding between parties or cooperation among us so that there will be no three-cornered fights in the next general election.

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“If there is cooperation, each party will benefit,” Mukhriz told The Malaysian Insight.

Pejuang could have won the Slim state seat by-election on August 29 if it had formed a pact with the Pakatan Harapan parties, he said.

“Any party that wants to contest in any seat should have political cooperation. When there is a collective vote, then we can win over our opponent.”

The Umno/Barisan Nasional candidate won Slim by 10,945 votes. – TMI