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Rafidah plans to join Bersatu, but refuses to be linked to Tok Pa

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Malaysia's iron lady, Rafidah Aziz, is planning to join Bersatu - whom she had campaigned for together with the rest of Pakatan Harapan in the 14th general election.

"I want to join Bersatu. I have told the prime minister; however, at this time, I have yet to acquire and fill out the membership form," the former minister was quoted as saying by New Straits Times.

“To me, where our heart lies is more important. To sign the form is merely symbolic,” she added.

Rafidah has been a staunch supporter of Bersatu and Pakatan Harapan even before the 14th general election.

The former international trade and industry minister, however, was incensed when asked if her move to join Bersatu was inspired by Jeli MP Mustapa Mohamed.

“Do not put me in the same group with Tok Pa. I am Rafidah Aziz. I decide what I want to do. I do not follow people.

“I do not care what they want to do, party hopping or whatever. I am not joining Bersatu because there are idiots who wished to join them,” she added.

She also said that she would reject any offers to hold any office.

“The prime minister knows me. If he entices me with anything, I would back off. Do not attempt to bribe me with anything,” she continued.

“I am 75 years old. I am retired. Enough is enough," Rafidah said

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