JOHOR BARU: Johor PKR says that Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia has betrayed the people's election mandate by accepting three former Umno assemblymen into its fold.
PKR state chairman Hassan Karim (pic) said that such a move would cause "uneasiness" and give the "wrong impression" to the people who gave the mandate to Pakatan Harapan in GE14.
"It is not our intention to interfere in the affairs of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu).
"But taking these three assemblymen is a betrayal to the mandate and hopes of the people who want change," he added.
Hassan said that the people voted Pakatan to bring down Barisan and implement reform.
"This reformation is about having a new Malaysia without Umno and Barisan," he said, adding that the three assemblymen would not bring any benefit or good for Pakatan in Johor as they already have a comfortable majority of 36 seats in the state assembly.
On Sunday, Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian announced that the two independent (former Umno) assemblymen had joined Bersatu in Johor.
They are Sedili assemblyman Rasman Ithnain and Johor Lama assemblyman Roslaily Johari.
In May, Endau assemblyman Alwiyah Talib joined Bersatu.
All three were from Umno and won their seats on a Barisan Nasional ticket.
After winning their seats, they declared themselves as independent representatives.
With the latest entries, Pakatan will have 39 assemblymen, with Barisan having 16 and PAS one. Johor has 56 state assemblymen.
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