ANN/THE STRAITS TIMES – Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has joined little-known Parti Bumiputera Perkasa Malaysia (Putra).
In a Facebook post on Friday, Parti Pejuang Tanah Air former central executive committee member Armin Banian Pahamin said 13 former Pejuang members also joined Putra.
“Our mission and goals need to be clear in order to succeed. The main struggle is for the unity of the Malay people, parties and organisations,” he said.
It is not known if Tun Dr Mahathir, 97, will hold any posts in Putra.
Last week, Dr Mahathir said he was considering joining Putra after receiving an invitation from the party president to join the four-year-old organisation as its adviser.
“I do not see a reason why I should not accept the invitation, but I also always give myself time to consider the offer. The offer to join Putra goes well with my (political) struggle. If I find this is suitable for me, I will apply to be a member and if they want me as an adviser, I can be that as well,” he told reporters last Saturday.