Bersatu amends constitution to abolish chairman’s post

PETALING JAYA: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia has unanimously endorsed the amendment to its constitution which includes the abolishment of the chairman’s post.

Its secretary-general Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin said the amendments, endorsed at the party’s third annual general meeting yesterday, would strengthen Bersatu structurally.He said amending the constitution was also the main agenda of the general meeting which was held virtually.

Bersatu information chief Wan Saiful Wan Jan said the chairman’s post, which was once held by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, had been done away with.

“Besides the chairman’s post, we have also agreed to abolish the president’s council which consists of top leaders of the party, ” he said.

Until recently, the chairman’s post was held by Prime Minister and Bersatu president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin when Dr Mahathir resigned from all party positions on Feb 24.

On May 5, the Registrar of Societies ruled that Dr Mahathir was no longer the chairman.

Dr Mahathir then fought back stating that as the supreme council had initially rejected his resignation, he still held the post.

Wan Saiful said another significant amendment was the formation of the Associate Wing for Bersatu associate members.

Currently, under the Bersatu constitution, only bumiputra are allowed to be full members while non-bumiputra are considered associate members.

“From the very beginning of our formation, we have had associate members. Now, we realised the need to officially create a special wing to enable them to play a role in the party effectively, ” he said.

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