GEORGE TOWN: The youth wing of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) Penang has rejected the membership termination of its top leaders, saying the move was against the party constitution.
In a statement, the Angkatan Bersatu Anak Muda Malaysia (Armada) said the sacking was invalid and had contravened the party constitution.
“They neither quit the party nor joined another political party. They are still with Bersatu.
“Looking at the signatory of the letter, it is obvious that the move has gone against the ethics of party administration.
“The post of executive secretary is non-existent in the party constitution, thus making the sacking invalid,” the statement read.
It was earlier reported that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and four other Bersatu Members of Parliament had lost their party membership following their move to join the Opposition bench during the Dewan Rakyat meeting on May 18.
Bersatu executive secretary Kapt (R) Muhammad Suhaimi Yahya issued the letters to Dr Mahathir, Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, Dr Maszlee Malik and Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah, stating that their membership had been terminated with immediate effect for not being seated with Perikatan Nasional during the one-day meeting.
Penang Armada said it stood firm with the sacked leaders and hoped the crisis could be resolved soon.