PETALING JAYA: Former deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will submit an application to the Registrar of Societies (RoS) on the formation Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s new party.
“A meeting on the new party held at Dr Mahathir’s residence last night went smoothly. I will submit the application to RoS soon.
“Let’s pray that the application will be approved. God willing, we will do the best for the people and the country!” he wrote in a post on Facebook on Thursday.
He also attached photos of the meeting, which was attended Dr Mahathir, Muhyiddin, former Kedah mentri besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir, former Langkawi Umno Wanita member Ainina Saaduddin, activist and former national debater Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, sacked Teluk Kemang Umno branch leader Kamarul Azman Habibur Rahman and Akhramsyah Muammar Ubaidah Sanusi, the son of Umno veteran Tan Sri Sanusi Junid.
Syed Saddiq, when contacted, however said he was not in a position to divulge further details on the new party and whether it would be aligned to Opposition pact, Pakatan Harapan.
“But what I can tell you is that what happened last night is that seven of us in the photos will be the founding members of the party.
“And there has been a consensus among us to set up the party and submit its registration forms to RoS. That’s what we can disclose as of now,” he said.
On the name of the new party, Ainina said she could not reveal anything yet as the name is subject to RoS’ approval.