Civil war in Bersatu between Muhyiddin and Mahathir…


Sunday, 17 May 2020

By Philip Golingai

THE word “bersatu” – meaning unite – in the name of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia is ironic at the moment.

There is disunity in Bersatu. It is a civil war between Bersatu chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the fourth and seventh Prime Minister, and Bersatu president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, the eighth Prime Minister.

What is the root cause of the disunity?

It is the proverbial different schools of thought, according to Datuk Rais Hussin Mohamed Ariff, a Bersatu supreme council member. Both Dr Mahathir and Muhyiddin agree that Bersatu needs to be in the leadership role of the government. But their methods of ensuring that are different.

While Dr Mahathir agrees only to accept party hoppers from Umno as individuals, Muhyiddin agrees to cooperate with Umno en bloc,” he said.

Wan Mohd Shahrir Wan Abd Jalil, a Bersatu supreme council member, agrees.

“Dr Mahathir wants to work with select individuals in Umno, those he thinks reach his (moral) standard. Muhyiddin thinks that since we are no longer with Pakatan Harapan, we need all the seats so that is why he ends up accepting Umno en bloc.

“But he has discussed with Umno that it can’t impose conditions such as freeing its leaders from corruption cases,” he said.

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