Dr M dissociates himself from Mukhriz's political moves
04 Mar 2023 07:45pm
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad - FILE PIC
Dr Mahathir said Mukhriz, as Pejuang president, was free to do what he deemed fit for his party as Malaysia is a democratic country.
"We are a free country. He can do whatever he likes; whether it will be well received or not is another question,’’ he told a press conference after attending the ‘Dialog Sepentas Perjuangan Yang Hilang’ event here.
According to media reports, Mukhriz had sent a membership application to PN chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on March 1, with copies of the letter extended to PAS president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang and Gerakan president Datuk Dominic Lau.
On Feb 10, Dr Mahathir left Pejuang after the party he founded decided to quit the Gerakan Tanah Air (GTA) coalition.
The former prime minister then joined Parti Bumiputera Perkasa Malaysia (Putra) on March 1 to continue with his struggle for Malay rights - BERNAMA
Umno President Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (left) with Pas President Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang during the unity gathering on September 14, 2019 (inset: Hashim).
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