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Perikatan Nasional rejects Pejuang’s application to join coalition

CNA – Perikatan Nasional (PN) has dismissed Parti Pejuang Tanah Air’s (Pejuang) application to join the coalition as a component party.

In a statement on Tuesday, PN secretary-general Hamzah Zainudin said, “The Supreme Council has made a decision to reject the application of Parti Pejuang Tanahair (to join) Perikatan Nasional.”

Hamzah said the decision was made after its supreme council meeting on Monday. No reasons were given as to why Pejuang’s application has been rejected.

The meeting was chaired by coalition Chairman Muhyiddin Yassin and was attended by representatives of member parties including Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) President Abdul Hadi Awang and Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia (Gerakan) President Dominic Lau.

On the upcoming six state elections, Hamzah also noted that the coalition will use the PN logo in four states, while the PAS logo will be used in the remaining two states.

“The Supreme Council of PN also made a decision to continue the use of the PN logo in the Kedah, Selangor, Penang and Negeri Sembilan state elections and to use the PAS party logo in Kelantan and Terengganu.

“The Supreme Council also instructed the election machinery in the six states to strengthen preparations and preparedness at the highest level,” he added.

The six states of Kelantan, Terengganu, Kedah, Negeri Sembilan, Penang and Selangor will hold elections this year.

Parti Pejuang Tanah Air flags line the front of a stage. PHOTO: CNA