KUALA LUMPUR – The Supreme Council meeting of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) last night has given its support and full mandate to its President, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as the eight Prime Minister of Malaysia.
According to its Secretary-General Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin, the appointment had received the blessing from the Yang di-Pertuan Agong based on the national constitution.
During the meeting, the Supreme Council recognised the duty shouldered by Muhyiddin as the valid acting-Chairman according to Clause 16.9 of the Bersatu Constitution, after the resignation of Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad as the Chairman of the party on 24 February 2020.
“Besides that, the meeting also validated Bersatu’s decision to exit Pakatan Harapan (PH) which was finalised on the Supreme Council meeting on 23 February and an official announcement by Muhyiddin as the acting-Chairman on 24 February,” he said in a statement today.
According to Hamzah, the meeting held at the University of Malaya Alumni Clubhouse at 10.00 am last night went smoothly.
On his own position as the Secretary-General of Bersatu in replacement of Senator Datuk Wira Marzuki Yahya who was sacked on 18 March 2020, Hamzah said that his appointment on 26 March was valid according to the party’s constitution.
He said, Supreme Council meeting also validated that the membership of Tun Dr. Mahathir, Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah and Dr. Maszlee Malik is halted immediately according to Clause 10.2.2 and 10.2.3 of the constitution of the party and the Supreme Council sees that the decision is final.
“The Supreme Council also verified that Captain (R) Muhammad Suhaimi Yahya is the valid Secretary of the party and letters or notices signed by him is deemed official.
“I would also like to inform that the participation of Bersatu in the new political coalition party to form the Perikatan Nasional (PN) led by Bersatu is in line with the objective and policy of the party.
“The Supreme Council would also like to take this opportunity to record our gratitude towards our former Chairman, Tun Dr. Mahathir; former Deputy President Mukhriz; former Armada Chief, Syed Saddiq and all Supreme Council members who have left the party on their contributions for the party,” he said.
Nevertheless, media also reported that four Supreme Council members left the emergency party meeting last night at 10.50 pm. They are Datuk Abu Bakar Yahya, Akhramsyah Muammar Sanusi, Ulya Husamuddin and Tariq Ismail.
According to Akramsyah Muammar, the action was a protest on Muhyiddin who dropped Tun Dr Mahathir as the Chairman of Bersatu. –MalaysiaGazette