Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) has an "open door" policy for members of the opposition parties, including Umno, looking to join the party.
Its secretary-general, Shahruddin Md Salleh, said the party welcomed anyone as long as he or she met the conditions stipulated by the party.
He said it was now the time to strengthen the party and one of the efforts taken by PPBM was to increase its membership including at the branch and division levels.
“We have no problem if there are opposition party leaders wishing to become PPBM members, we are open to anyone as long as they are bumiputeras.
“After the 14th General Election, the increase in membership has been significant and we hope the membership will continue to increase,” he told reporters at a media conference after opening a seminar at the Kolej Kemahiran Tinggi Mara (KKTM) Sri Gading, today.
Also present at the event were the director of the Mara Entrepreneur Development Division, Ismail Abdullah and the Director of KKTM Sri Gading, Shabudin Said.
Shahruddin, who is also the Sri Gading Member of Parliament, said he also hopes that PPBM members would attend the party’s second anniversary celebrations to be held at Stadium Melawati, Shah Alam, on Saturday.
He said the climax of the anniversary celebrations would be the message by PPBM chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad and the speech by deputy president Mukhriz Mahathir and president Muhyiddin Yassin
“About 2,000 delegates are expected to be present along with 10,000 members. We also welcome members of the public,” the Federal Territories Deputy Minister said.