Bersatu won’t work with PH in GE15, says Muhyiddin

(FMT) – Bersatu president Muhyiddin Yassin has denied reports that the party will be working with Pakatan Harapan (PH) in the upcoming general election (GE15).

“In response to reports that Bersatu and PH will be working together, let me reiterate that we will not be having any form of cooperation with the coalition in GE15,” he said in a statement.

He added that the party would instead focus on strengthening Perikatan Nasional’s (PN) position as a multiracial coalition offering leadership that is “free of corruption for the good of the people”.

On Thursday, PH chairman Anwar Ibrahim said the coalition’s door was “wide open” for talks on cooperation with his former allies, Muhyiddin and Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who now leads Pejuang.

When asked if he would consider working with them once again, Anwar said PH would only align themselves with those who were against corruption and abuse of power.

“Whoever agrees can come and talk to us. The door is wide open,” the PKR president told reporters at a press conference.

However, DAP chairman Lim Guan Eng said the PH presidential council had previously decided not to cooperate with either PN or Muhyiddin because of the latter’s prominent role in the Sheraton Move, which led to the collapse of the PH government in February 2020 after 22 months in power.

“We cannot cooperate with a person that we cannot trust,” Lim said in a statement.