KUALA LUMPUR: Umno vice-president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has confirmed that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is rejoining the party because he is concerned about the current political climate.
Muhyiddin said the former prime minister wanted to help strengthen and rebuild the people’s confidence in the party.
“Tun wants to contribute and also rethink his position in Umno and we are happy to receive him at any time during this holy Ramadan.
“But the decision to accept him back is entirely up to the supreme council,” Muhyiddin said after chairing a Malay- sian Services Development Council Meeting.
Dr Mahathir left the party three months ago and urged others to follow him to pressure Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to resign following Barisan Nasional’s worst-ever electoral showing in March.
Dr Mahathir had said that he would only return if there was a leadership change.
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