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PN offers new deal for Malaysia, says Muhyiddin

The prime minister welcomes Gerakan as a significant addition to PN.

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Gerakan delegates at the party's annual congress in Kuala Lumpur today, its first since joining the Perikatan Nasional coalition. Photo: Bernama
Gerakan delegates at the party's annual congress in Kuala Lumpur today, its first since joining the Perikatan Nasional coalition. Photo: Bernama

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin says his Perikatan Nasional (PN) bloc offers a new deal to Malaysians, and that it is a coalition which will carry the country’s aspirations for generations to come.

He said PN wants to administer Malaysia more efficiently, effectively and competently, adding that it also has aspirations to preserve unity among peoples of all races and religions.

“PN is offering a new deal to all Malaysians and we are here to stay for a long time. We wish to continue feeling the pulse of the people and fulfil their needs in a very caring way.

“We are committed to administering this country with integrity for the sake of safeguarding the well-being and welfare of all the people,” he said in a virtual address at the 49th Gerakan national delegates’ conference.

Gerakan adviser Mah Siew Keong, its president Dominic Lau and deputy president Oh Tong Keong were among those present at the party headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, while others attended virtually.

Muhyiddin said PN’s determination to fulfil the aspiration for a better Malaysia, coupled with the solidarity and unity of the coalition’s component parties would make PN the people’s main choice.

He said PN, which comprises Bersatu, PAS, STAR, SAPP and Gerakan, could further increase its support among the people by delivering on all its promises and commitments.

Muhyiddin meanwhile said PN is ready to face the general election.

“Apart from getting our party machinery ready at all levels, we must also strengthen our preparations by learning from our past experiences. We must gain the trust of the rakyat, that we are the government that cares, night and day,” he said.

On Gerakan which joined PN on Feb 11, Muhyiddin said its entry would strengthen PN as a coalition representing various races, religions and regions in the country.

“With the commitment, resoluteness and spirit of camaraderie existing among component parties, I am confident that all the noble efforts of PN will be realised through the mandate of the rakyat in an election. We will prevail together as one strong coalition,” he added.

“I believe that Gerakan, with its history and vast experience in politics since its establishment in 1968, can be a significant component of PN.”

“These are the basic principles for the establishment of PN. Therefore, let’s close ranks and strengthen our work until the grassroots level to draw up the best formula to ensure political stability for the country and prosperity for the rakyat.

“We have to stay united across all fronts in order to succeed as one. When we are united and have achieved solid political stability, all initiatives to revive and develop the country’s economy can be implemented more easily,” he added.