JOHOR BARU: Johor Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) will leave the matter of Kempas assemblyman Datuk Osman Sapian allegedly critising the party to its president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin for disciplinary action, says Mazlan Bujang.
This is after a video of the former Johor mentri besar, who is also the party's Ayer Hitam division chief, was seen allegedly giving negative remarks on Bersatu's direction.
State chairman Mazlan said that the Johor Bersatu liaison committee does not have the power to carry out any disciplinary action against Osman.
“To me, a ‘wakil rakyat’ has to have a firm stand, we are not children, so let Muhyiddin decide on whatever action that needs to be taken.
“Any disciplinary issues fall under the jurisdiction of the disciplinary board, ” he added.
Mazlan said this when met after the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Merdeka Convoy closing ceremony at Kompleks Warisan Sultan Abu Bakar here on Sunday (Aug 30).
He added that the disciplinary board would need to investigate if the video, which already went viral on social media, was legit.
“When we talk about issues regarding the party, we should not easily lash out, do not follow the unverified source.
“If there is a disciplinary breach, members should be given the chance to give their explanation and we have to be mature about this, ” he said.
A one-minute and 15-second video of Osman went viral on Facebook, which showed the senior politician giving a small ceramah at a local restaurant during the Slim by-election in Perak.
In the video, Osman can be heard allegedly saying that Bersatu has diverted from its initial establishment.
Attempts to get comments from Osman have not been successful.
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