10 Bersatu divisions in Johor back move to remove five

JOHOR BARU: At least 10 Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) divisions in Johor are backing the move to remove Bersatu chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and four others while pledging their support for party president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

Johor Bersatu deputy chairman Senator Md Nasir Hashim claimed that he had called 10 out of 26 Bersatu division leaders yesterday morning and they had given their support on the matter.

“I have yet to call the rest but I believe that the majority of the divisions are supporting the decision (to remove Tun Dr Mahathir) and support the new Perikatan Nasional government.

“We hope that we could all continue to give our support to Tan Sri Muhyiddin as the party president and the Prime Minister of today’s government,” he said when met by reporters at the Bersatu Johor Baru office in Larkin here.

He added that the issues would also be discussed with the Johor Bersatu chairman Mazlan Bujang at the coming state Bersatu Hari Raya gathering.

“I think that there are no issues in Johor and I am sure that the chairman (Mazlan) will also give his support,” he said, adding that issues in Johor could be dealt with quickly.

“We have found the perfect formula for Johor during the recent meeting with Tan Sri Muhyiddin.

“The meeting was also attended by Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad, former mentri besar Datuk Osman Sapian, state Umno secretary Datuk Samsolbari Jamali and Johor Bersatu chairman,” he added.

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