Bersatu’s highest decision making body has agreed to give full authority to the political bureau chaired by its president Muhyiddin Yassin to discuss the party’s strategy for the general election to come with other political parties.
Bersatu secretary-general Hamzah Zainudin said the decision was made at a Supreme Council meeting on April 5, chaired by Muhyiddin.
“The Bersatu Supreme Council discussed, among others, issues related to the party’s administration, political developments in the country, and the results of the Johor state election held on March 12,” he said in a statement.
At the Johor polls, Muhyiddin’s Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition of which Bersatu is the lynchpin won three of the 56 seats in the legislative assembly.
Muhyiddin had subsequently urged Bersatu to begin preparing for the election straight away instead of waiting until nomination day to campaign.
Despite PN’s defeat at the Johor election and the earlier state polls in Melaka, he said support for the coalition had been encouraging and showed the potential for the pact to continue growing.