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Dr Mahathir: To topple BN, Opposition parties need to unite

PUTRAJAYA: All Opposition parties need to unite under one pact if it wants to topple the Barisan Nasional government, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

This includes PAS as well, the party that broke ties with ex-coalition partners DAP and PKR, said the chairman of the newly-established Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM).

“All Opposition parties need to unite if they harbour hopes of changing the government.

“This is to avoid three-cornered fights in the next election. If they do not do this, then they will lose, like they always have for the past 59 years.

“In a three-cornered fight, the most likely winner is Barisan, so it must be avoided.

“What I say applies to all Opposition parties, and this includes PAS,” the former premier told reporters after the formal registration of PPBM at the Registrar of Societies here Friday.

The protem committee members, led by Dr Mahathir and president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, arrived at the RoS at 9.15am for a meeting.

Other protem committee members present were former Kedah mentri besar Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir.

Muhyiddin said the public can apply to be party members from Sept 14. -thestar

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