KOTA BHARU – Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has stressed that no government posts would be offered to former Cabinet minister and Kelantan UMNO Liaison chairman Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamad, who quit UMNO and has now joined Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu).
Dr Mahathir said it was the policy of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government not to offer posts for a certain period of time to any former UMNO leader.
“They must clean themselves from the previous government’s practices and (they) will see a certain period of time pass (before they can hold any posts),” he told reporters after meeting Kelantan PH leaders at a hotel here today.
Also present were the Prime Minister’s wife, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) president, Mohamad Sabu and Kelantan PH chairman Senator Datuk Husam Musa.
Dr Mahathir also explained that PH welcomed any UMNO leader or member wishing to join PH but they must accept the principles it championed.