KUALA LUMPUR — June 4, 2020: The rather messy situation enveloping Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia continued into this evening when four supreme council members aligned with former prime minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad left a meeting early after making known their views.
Akramsyah Muamar Ubaidah Sanusi, who was removed as a member two days ago, was allowed to attend after he claimed to have been told he had been reinstated. He walked out early together with Tareq Ismail, Mahathir’s political secretary Abu Bakar Yahya and Ulya Husamuddin.
According to Akramsyah, he was informed by president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin that he could attend.
He further described the meeting as illegal since he viewed the leadership as only a caretaker one, pending party elections which have been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Akramsyah also countered earlier statements by others that the council had agreed for Bersatu to join the Perikatan Nasional alliance which now rules the country, adding that there’s nothing on this in the minutes of the meetings held on February 23 and 24.
No agenda was mentioned before the meeting which some members said was “private and confidential” without elaborating/
It was held not at the party headquarters, with tight security seen in the vicinity. It is expected that a statement will be issued tomorrow.