Perlis Bersatu has accepted the memberships of nearly 4,000 former Umno members since Pakatan Harapan won the 14th general election on May 9.
Its chairperson Ameir Hassan said the party had accepted nearly 1,000 membership applications of former Umno members each for the Arau and Padang Besar divisions.
However, he said the membership application from former Arau Umno division chief Ismail Kassim was rejected as he was alleged to have criticised Harapan during the GE14.
“Anyone can join Bersatu. If their application is rejected at the division or state level, they can apply directly to the central,” he told reporters at a Perlis Bersatu thanksgiving event at his residence in Arau today.
At the event, he also handed over a membership approval letter to former Arau MP Syed Razlan Putra Jamalullail, which was witnessed by National Higher Education Fund Corporation chairperson Wan Saiful Wan Jan and Arau Bersatu deputy chief Maton Din.
Meanwhile, Wan Saiful, who is also the Education Minister’s special adviser, said a special meeting on the Harapan manifesto pledge to defer payment of the PTPTN loan for all borrowers earning less than RM4,000 a month would be held in Putrajaya tomorrow.