By Adrian Lim
KUCHING, May 28: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) has sacked Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his son Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir who is the party’s vice-president from the party with immediate effect.
Bersatu also sacked three other members — former Education Minister Maszlee Malik, former Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman and former Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah from the party.
In letters signed by Bersatu’s working secretary Capt (Rtd) Muhammad Suhaimi Yahya today, it was noted Dr Mahathir, Mukhriz, Maszlee, Syed Saadiq and Amiruddin have sat on the opposition bench during the one-day Parliament sitting on May 18.
Muhammad Suhaimi asserted that they did not join and support the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government led by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin who is also Bersatu’s president.
As a result, he explained, their membership was terminated immediately in accordance with Clause 10.2.2 and 10.2.3 of Bersatu party’s constitution.
Muhammad Suhaimi added Dr Mahathir had on May 15 informed Bersatu through a notice that he did not support the PN government led by Muhyiddin.
Similarly, Mukhriz had on April 13 and May 14 notified the party that he did not support the PN government.
Additionally, Amiruddin had notified Bersatu on May 4 that he did not support the PN government as well.
Moreover, Maszlee had informed the Dewan Rakyat Speaker that he did not want to sit in the ruling government’s bloc during the Parliament sitting on May 18 whilst Syed Saddiq sat on the opposition bench during the one-day sitting on May 18.
As a result, Muhammad Suhaimi disclosed, their party membership was terminated. — DayakDaily