Mukhriz welcomes all challengers for his post

Mukhriz Mahathir is willing to defend his party post against all challengers

PUTRAJAYA: The deputy president of PPBM, Mukhriz Mahathir, intends to defend his post at the party election to be held this year.

“I am prepared to accept the challenge from any candidate who would like to contest for the post. No problem,” he said after attending the party’s supreme council meeting chaired by Dr Mahathir Mohamad here today.

Mukhriz said the party’s extraordinary general meeting on July 20 would discuss among other things the conditions for contest for the three top party posts, namely the chairman, president and deputy president.

“I am not certain yet what are the conditions to be placed. Have to wait for the outcome of the meeting,” he said.

At today’s leadership meeting, Mahathir announced plans to amend the constitution to enable the ordinary members to play a role in determining the committee at the branch and divisional levels, while the divisional delegates determine the party’s top leadership.

Asked whether his father, Dr Mahathir would also defend his post as party chairman, Mukhriz said he was uncertain.