IPOH: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) has denied that a closed door meeting had taken place with its political rivals comprising Pas and Umno on possible leadership changes in Perak, Kedah and Melaka.
Bersatu president, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said talks of the three Malay / Bumiputera / Islamic based parties having met was nothing more than a conjecture.
"I am in the government and know nothing about this. This is merely a conjecture.
"From the government and party's perspective, I had never heard such matter being discussed (during meeting) nor will it take place (changes in leadership)," he said.
Muhyiddin who is the Home Minister told this to reporters after opening the national-level 48th Anniversary of the People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) at Stadium Indera Mulia, here, today.
Also present were Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador, acting RELA general-director Kamarudin Mohd Rapig and Perak Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu.
Meanwhile, Faizal said that he is still the Perak menteri besar and would carry out his responsibility and duties accordingly.
"As of to date, I carry my responsibility as the Perak menteri besar. I need to focus on that and the rest I leave it to Allah and the leadership," he said.
It was reported that sources close to the Pakatan Harapan (PH) top leadership revealed of a unified allegiance to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad comprising Bersatu, Pas and Umno. The new alliance could see Kedah, Perak and Melaka getting new menteris besar and chief minister.
Melaka CM Adly Zahari is from Parti Amanah Negara, while Kedah MB Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir and Perak MB Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu are from Bersatu.
Another PH insider said there were plans to bring Mukhriz and Faizal to Putrajaya as they were seen as second-tier leaders who would one day helm Bersatu. Such a move would consolidate Bersatu’s political strength at the federal level.