KUALA LUMPUR — May 28, 2020: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia has booted out its founding chairman Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, his son and its deputy president Datuk Seri Mukhriz, Youth chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman and two others for sitting as opposition MPs during the May 18 parliamentary session.
The other two are former education minister Dr. Maszlee Malik and supreme council member Amiruddin Hamzah.
The decision was conveyed to them in a letter signed by the party’s executive secretary Muhammad Suhaimi Yahya.
It referred to a notice on May 15 which said Mahathir had informed that his seat in Parliament was to be at the block not supporting the Perikatan Nasional government led by Pribumi Bersatu president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
Mention is made of clauses 10.2.2 and 10.2.3 of the Pribumi Bersatu constitution in deciding on the axing.
Star Online reports that former Pribumi Bersatu secretary-general Datuk Marzuki Yahya, a strong Mahathir supporter, is disputing the decision, claiming the decision to be invalid because a termination has to go through the disciplinary committee and supreme council, and not simply via a letter from the organising secretary.
Marzuki went on to accuse Suhaimi of abusing his powers by sending the termination letters.