Mukhriz: Pejuang submitted application to join Perikatan

Pejuang has applied to join Perikatan Nasional (PN) as a component party.

(MMO) –  Pejuang has applied to join Perikatan Nasional (PN) as a component party.

Party president Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir said he had made the request to PN following Pejuang’s Executive Council Meeting two days ago.

“I wrote to PN chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as well as PAS and Gerakan’s presidents by sending them a letter yesterday so that Pejaung would be accepted into PN.

“The decision came after careful consideration of all coalition or political cooperation that were available,” he said in a statement today.

In February, former Pejuang chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and 12 others quit the party after the party cut ties with Gerakan Tanah Air (GTA) coalition.

Dr Mahathir formed GTA late last year, amid speculation of an early general election, to bring together Pejuang, two minor Malay-based parties, and Malay professionals. He founded Pejuang in 2020 after quitting Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia.

He stepped down as Pejuang chairman on December 16, 2020 after all 125 of GTA candidates including him and Mukhriz lost their seats at the 15th general elections but stayed on as GTA chairman.

Then on February 25, 2023 Dr Mahathir said he had joined Parti Bumiputera Perkasa Malaysia (Putra).

Dr Mahathir had last week said Putra president Datuk Ibrahim Ali made the offer for him to join the four-year-old party after the party’s Supreme Council decided on the matter at its meeting.