Six lawmakers who switched sides to support Unity Government will receive a letter following Bersatu constitution’s amendment   


KUALA LUMPUR: Following the amendment of the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) constitution relating to membership was passed today the party will send a letter to all the six lawmakers who switched sides to support the unity government.

 Bersatu President, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yssin said, the letter is to get confirmation on their stance in supporting the unity government and this is in line with the amendment involving Clause 10 passed today to strip the membership besides anti-hopping provision under Article 49A of the Federal Constitution that automatically trigger a by-election.

Muhyiddin said that if all the six lawmakers remain with their pledges to support Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s administration, then they must immediately vacate their seats.

“However, with the passing of the amendment today, we will ask them again officially on their stance. This is because you (the six members) say that you are a member but you support other parties and this violates the party’s principles,” he said during a press conference after the Bersatu Special General Assembly, today.

 Earlier, Bersatu had unanimously passed a motion to amend its constitution which was aimed to prevent its members from switching allegiances and declare support to other parties.

 The motion, which was tabled by its deputy president Datuk Seri Faizal Azumu, involved Clause 10 of its constitution which deals with the cessation of membership and the expulsion of its members who switch sides with immediate effect.

The six members involved in the case include Dr Zulkafperi Hanapi (Tanjung Karang), Zahari Kechik (Jeli), Iskandar Dzulkarnain Abdul Khalid (Kuala Kangsar), Datuk Syed Abu Hussin Hafiz Syed Abdul Fasal (Bukit Gantang), Suhaili Abdul Rahman (Labuan) and Mohd Azizi Abu Naim (Gua Musang).

 Meanwhile, Muhyiddin said the party will also submit the amendment to the Registrar of Societies (RoS) for it to come into force immediately.

“We hope the Dewan Rakyat Speaker (Tan Sri Johari Abdul) can acknowledge this matter and inform the Election Commission (EC) for by-elections to take place,” he said as reported by NST.

Muhyiddin also hopes that the EC will decide on a date as soon as possible on the six constituencies involved.



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