PM Muhyiddin seeks to mend rift with Mahathir

New Premier may offer post of Deputy PM to Mukhriz Mahathir

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin (front row, in blue) has sent a letter to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad asking for a one-on-one meeting, a Bersatu supreme council member said yesterday.
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin (front row, in blue) has sent a letter to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad asking for a one-on-one meeting, a Bersatu supreme council member said yesterday. PHOTO: BERNAMA
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Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin is seeking to win back the support of influential predecessor Mahathir Mohamad, with olive branches that could include offering the deputy premiership to the latter's son Mukhriz.

The Straits Times has learnt that Tan Sri Muhyiddin, president of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, wants to mend his fractured party, which saw a split in opinions over whether it should allow scandal-hit Umno back into power in the newly formed Perikatan Nasional (PN) administration.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 09, 2020, with the headline PM Muhyiddin seeks to mend rift with Mahathir. Subscribe