PH will not accept UMNO — Dr Mahathir

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PETALING JAYA (Sept 14): Pakatan Harapan (PH) will not accept UMNO into its fold, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.

The Prime Minister, however, said UMNO members can join PH component parties if they individually quit their own party first.

“If they (UMNO) want to work with PKR, no way we will accept them into Pakatan Harapan (as a component party).

“But if they individually join as party members of PKR, Bersatu, DAP, or whatever, then we can accept them, but not the party,” he told a press conference here today after chairing the supreme leadership council meeting of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) of which he is chairman.

The Prime Minister was asked on the possibility of UMNO working together with PKR and return back as government.