IPOH – Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) being part of the opposition coalition, Pakatan Harapan, will be decided at a meeting expected to be held next week.
Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) deputy president, Salahuddin Ayub said PPBM joining the pact would strengthen Pakatan Harapan which comprised DAP, PKR and Amanah.
“I hope Pakatan Harapan can hold the meeting as soon as possible so that the main agenda, that is, approving PPBM’s presence in the Pakatan Harapan big family,” he told reporters after opening Amanah’s first Annual Convention, here, today.
He was commenting on the reported statement by PPBM chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on the new party’s wish to join Pakatan Harapan.
Salahuddin said Pakatan Harapan would then register a symbol with the Registrar of Societies (RoS) to be used by the opposition candidates contesting in the coming general election.
“I hope RoS will not dilly-dally (on the registration) as Pakatan Rakyat had esperienced before when its establishment was not approved without any explanation,” he said.
Later, after opening the Amanah convention in GEORGE TOWN, Penang, Salahuddin said the matter would be discussed at the Pakatan Harapan presidential council meeting, held monthly to discuss the pact’s operational work.
“I am confident there will be no problem in accepting PPBM to be part of the pact,” he said.
Salahuddin said Dr Mahathir himself had stated that PPBM did not want to join the opposition pact as ‘Pakatan Harapan plus’ but to be in one family. – BERNAMA