Sarawak Bersatu urges Mukhriz to withdraw presidency contest

Jaziri Alkaf Abdillah Suffian

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KUCHING, March 23: Sarawak Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) Sarawak has urged deputy president Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir to withdraw his challenge against president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in the upcoming party elections.

Its chairman Jaziri Alkaf Abdullah Suffian has called for the party’s top leadership to remain status quo to maintain unity and solidarity.

He said the call was in consistent with the press statement he made on Feb 9, where Sarawak Bersatu expressed hope to see the three top posts – chairman, president and deputy president remained uncontested.

“We hope chairman (Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad) and president (Muhyiddin) can once again lead the party in accordance with the original principles and aims of the party, while avoiding divisions within the party.

“Bersatu Sarawak especially, needs the support of the top leadership to build and strengthen the party’s position, as well as to share the party’s vision in Sarawak,” he said in a press statement.

On Mar 16, Bersatu election committee chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar announced in a press conference that there were no contention for the party’s chairman post held by Dr Mahathir.

Two party leaders, Mukhriz and Cheras Bersatu deputy chief Mohd Faiz Azlee Sham, were announced to be vying for the presidential post.

There are three candidates for deputy president’s post namely secretary-general Datuk Marzuki Yahya, Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faisal Azumu and Anas Akashah Nazri, who is Ampang youth chief. — DayakDaily