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By Peter Sibon
KUCHING, May 8: Sarawak Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) Youth has urged its leaders to stand united behind party president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin under the Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition.
Its chief Alexander Frusis said that since Muhyiddin has been appointed as the prime minister with the backing of most MPs and endorsed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, it is therefore crucial for Bersatu to remain united.
“As Sarawak Armada chief, I would like to urge Armada members to stand united behind our party president. We cannot afford to be split when our president is the prime minister,” he told DayakDaily when contacted.
He added that while the party must respect the voices of dissenting, a decision must be made based on the consensus and on the majority.
“It is of no benefit for us to continue to disagree about anything. We must learn to be united as we are now part of PN, which governs the country,” he continued.
He was responding to Armada Central regarding the decision of two-thirds of its members, during their recent meeting, to support Armada to back Pakatan Harapan (PH).
“The meeting was originally meant to coordinate the distribution of Ramadan food aid 2020 with the blessing of Bersatu chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
“However, Sarawak Armada was unable to attend the meeting due to the movement control order (MCO). Therefore, Sarawak Armada disagrees with the decision of Armada Central to rejoin PH, as it has not been discussed in detail with the Sarawak Armada,” he said.
Alexander added that the decision of Armada Central to return to PH is misleading as Bersatu has left the PH coalition on Feb 23.
“Sarawak Armada stressed that there is no need to return to PH as it was seen as demanding and disrespectful to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad when he was the prime minister.
“In addition, Armada Sarawak is more concerned with the stability of the party and hopes that any disputes that may arise should be resolved with due care by the top leadership. Hopefully, Bersatu leadership will continue to be united.” — DayakDaily