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Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin Reverses Decision, Decides to Contest Bersatu Presidency Following Wife’s Plea : Report

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has reversed his earlier decision not to contest the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) presidency. Following discussions with his wife, Puan Sri Noorainee Abdul Rahman, he announced his candidacy at the sixth Bersatu annual general assembly. Muhyiddin, initially considering age as a factor, revealed that his wife’s plea, conveyed via text, convinced him to stay for another term, emphasizing the party’s need for his leadership.

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In a surprising turn of events, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has reversed his earlier decision not to contest the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) presidency in the upcoming leadership election. The Pagoh MP cited discussions with his wife, Puan Sri Noorainee Abdul Rahman, as the decisive factor in his change of heart.

During the sixth annual general assembly at the Ideal Convention Centre, Muhyiddin revealed that his initial decision to step back from the president’s post was prompted by considerations related to his age. However, a heartfelt plea from his wife, conveyed via text, convinced him to reconsider.

Muhyiddin shared the pivotal moment, stating, “This annual general assembly was not the real force that decided things for me. It is actually my wife. She told me over text that I have to stay for another term because the party still needs me. ‘Bersatu is still weak,’ she said, ‘and it still needs you to lead. Don’t disappoint them.'”

Responding to his wife’s plea, Muhyiddin expressed commitment, saying, “I responded by saying ‘Okay, my darling’ to her. With that, I’m announcing that I will volunteer as a candidate in the next party election for the president’s post.”

This unexpected development adds a new dimension to the upcoming Bersatu leadership election and underscores the influential role of personal relationships in political decisions. Muhyiddin’s willingness to respond to the call of duty, as articulated by his wife, brings forth a renewed sense of purpose as he embarks on the path to vie for the presidency once again.