KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's PPBM party is now just a platform to make his son, Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir, the prime minister, one member complained today.
The Malaysiakini news portal reported Mohd Taufik Abas as making the allegation during a press conference here.
“[PPBM] has become a party that fights for Mukhriz Mahathir, it crusades only to make him the prime minister,” he was quoted as saying in the report.
He said he joined the party shortly after its formation as he was initially angered by Mukhriz's removal as Kedah mentri besar, but said PPBM later became an authoritarian party that expels dissenters.
Taufik also claimed that ordinary members were being neglected in favour of VIPS, which he said was similar to Umno.
Dr Mahathir formed PPBM along with Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, another former Umno leader, last September.
The former PM has repeatedly been accused of seeking to oust the current prime minister as part of his ambition to see his son ascend to the post.