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Call for GE15 cooperation with opposition for the country, not PN, says Muhyiddin

He says a political cooperation can bring parties together to offer what is best for the people.

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Perikatan Nasional chairman Muhyiddin Yassin.
Perikatan Nasional chairman Muhyiddin Yassin.

Perikatan Nasional’s (PN) call for the opposition to consider renegotiating a political cooperation was made in the interests of Malaysia’s future and its people, not the coalition, its chairman Muhyiddin Yassin said yesterday. 

The former prime minister, who is currently the National Recovery Council (MPN) chairman, said it was to save the country from falling further into kleptocracy, corruption and abuse of power. 

"This call stems from the concerns currently voiced by the people. It is not made in PN’s political interests or to win the 15th general election (GE15)," Muhyiddin said after chairing an MPN meeting in Putrajaya yesterday.
In his speech at the PN convention on Saturday, Muhyiddin had called on opposition party leaders to reconsider cooperation with PN during GE15. 

PN comprises Bersatu, PAS, Gerakan, Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku Sabah and the Sabah Progressive Party.
Asked about Rafizi Ramli’s statement that Pakatan Harapan would not cooperate with PN, Muhyiddin, who is Bersatu president, said it was the PKR deputy president’s personal opinion. 

"From what I have read so far, the one rejecting cooperation is Rafizi alone. It is all right, we will accept his views. However, political cooperation can bring together parties to offer what is best for the people," he said. 

Muhyiddin also said that Bersatu was ready to face any eventuality in GE15, including the possibility of multi-cornered contests.