KUCHING, August 7: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s (Bersatu) supreme council has not decided whether to set foot in Sarawak even though its chairman, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, had agreed to such a move in principle.
In response to media reports, its secretary-general, Dato Dr Shahruddin Md Salleh, said the party had to look into the matter in greater detail first, adding that the supreme council would set up a special committee to look into this matter.
Under Bersatu’s constitution, the power to approve the setting up of branches in any state or federal territories falls under the ambit of its supreme council.
“For Sarawak, the supreme council has yet to approve the setting up of a Sarawak branch as well any divisions or sub-branches in the state.
“The chairman of Bersatu cum prime minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, in principle, has agreed for Bersatu to expand to Sarawak. However, the implementation is still being finalised by the party’s top leadership,” said Shahruddin in a press statement today.
Recently, a group led by one Johan Mohamad claimed it was setting up a Bersatu branch in Sarawak. The group claimed it was an extension of Bersatu and named the party Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia Sarawak branch. — DayakDaily