Ahead of Slim poll, Dr Mahathir announces new party’s name: Parti Pejuang Tanah Air

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has revealed tonight the full name of his new political party: Parti Pejuang Tanah Air or just Pejuang in short, Malay for “Fighters of the Nation Party”.

(MMO) – In the ceremony to name its first candidate for the upcoming Perak state assembly seat Slim by-election, Dr Mahathir urged Bersatu members to support and join his new party, instead of staying with Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

“Those who feel that the Bersatu had a ‘blackout’ can now feel the brightness again. Because we have not been able to register our party we call ourselves independent candidates.

“That is why I hope all the fighters of the race in Slim can support our party’s candidate, Parti Pejuang Tanah Air.

“Those who reject corrupt and money politics can start by voting for our candidate,” he told hundreds of attendees at the ceremony here.

In his speech, Dr Mahathir urged Slim voters to fight against those in power, including his former party president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, whom he said he no longer trusted following the February political fiasco that led to the collapse of his government.

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