Dr Wee: Bersatu strategising to become largest party in Pakatan

(The Star) – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s invitation to Umno members to join Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia is a strategy for it to become the largest party in Pakatan Harapan so that they can retain the prime minister’s post, claims Dr Wee Ka Siong.

“The call by Dr Mahathir does not come as a surprise or shock to me.

“It is normal for him to invite others to join Bersatu so that it will be the largest party in the Pakatan coalition.

“This would mean that the prime minister’s post should be given to his party,” he told reporters after opening the 40th Annual General Meeting of Koperasi Serbaguna Malaysia Bhd’s (KSMB) 40th Annual General Meeting at Wisma MCA on Saturday (July 6).

Dr Wee said Bersatu started off with 13 parliamentary seats after the May 9 polls last year, but has since doubled that number following crossovers by Umno members.

“What we are talking about is political bargaining power which is based on the number seats,” added the MCA president.

He said DAP leaders, like advisor Lim Kit Siang and secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, should speak up.

“All this while you (Kit Siang and Guan Eng) have been criticising Malay parties. What is your comment on Dr Mahathir’s open invitation … say something and don’t just keep silent,” he added.

On Friday (July 5), Dr Mahathir made a call for Umno members to join Bersatu since political division among the Malays was growing.