KUALA LUMPUR JUNE 5: The Malaysian United Indigenous Party (BERSATU) President, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin reaffirms that he has never confirmed or told anybody that he has obtained the majority support of the Member of Parliament (MPs).
Muhyiddin said, a few days ago there was an allegation that said he told the leader of a political party that he had the majority support of the MPs to be reappointed as Prime Minister.
“The allegation was not true. In the series of meetings with several political party leaders apart from Barisan Nasional (BN) the discussion was to start an understanding to face the upcoming 15th General Election (GE).
“This matter had been unofficially discussed following a number of politicians from the opposition parties had met me after the Johor State Election. Generally they were with the opinion that the best way to face the 15th GE is to find a formula of one against one to counter BN.
“This was because the victory of BN in the Melaka and Johor State Elections were mainly due to the parties’ split votes besides BN. BN did not get the majority support from the people and also the support for the party did not increase,” Muhyiddin said in a statement here today.
The former Prime Minister added, he had taken the initiative to communicate with the party leaders apart from BN about the one against one formula. The initiative had been agreed by the BERSATU Political Bureau and the Supreme Council Members.
“I have the mandate from the party and did not act alone. The one against one formula is a cooperation or election understanding (electoral pact) that does not involve any formation of a new coalition of political parties.
“The electoral pact must be based on a common agenda to ensure Malaysia will not be ruled by a group of kleptocrates who are currently controlling the Barisan Nasional parties,” Muhyiddin said. – Malaysia World News