Parti Pejuang Tanah Air will remain as the “third force” in politics and it does not intend to cooperate with any coalition at the moment, says its chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
“We are not committed to other parties. We want to see what these coalitions are going to do and what they stand for.
“If it’s something to do with our own objective, then we can consider lending support. But at this moment, we are not committed (to any parties),” he said during a press conference in Shah Alam after a Pejuang event on Thursday (Dec 31).
Dr Mahathir was responding to prospects of cooperating with PKR and DAP to take on Perikatan Nasional in GE15, which is expected to take place next year.
Earlier on Thursday, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said Pakatan Harapan plans to hold a “grand coalition” meeting in January to face GE15. He added the meeting was to bring Opposition parties together but did not divulge any further details.
The idea of forging a united Opposition coalition to take on GE15 was also floated by Amanah president Mohamad Sabu, who said in Melaka recently that the party is prepared to bring together the Opposition parties to form a grand coalition.
Meanwhile, Dr Mahathir said that Pejuang has a “Plan B” in the event its application to register as a political party isn’t approved by the Registrar of Societies.
“It’s a secret. I can’t tell you that. Last time, when the government refused to register Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, we were still able to overcome that and win the elections.
“Believe us, we know how to do things,” he added. – The Star