PETALING JAYA: Two PKR MPs Larry Sng of Julau and Stephen Choong of Tebrau have left the party and declared their full support to Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as independents, confirmed Sng.
Photos showing them posing with Muhyiddin and two ministers, who were formerly PKR bigwigs, circulated on social media, further confirming this.
When contacted, Sng said “Yes, we have left the party and declared our support for Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as an independent. I will give a full statement later.”
The latest development came after Sng announced that he had resigned as Sarawak state PKR chief yesterday (Feb 27) in a video conference with fellow party leaders.
In the photographs, Muhyiddin is seen receiving the statutory declarations of support from Sng and Choong as International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin and Housing and Local Government Datuk Zuraidah Kamaruddin looked on.
They then posed for group photographs with Muhyiddin being flanked by Sng and Choong.
Sources said that the meeting took place at Putrajaya International Convention Centre at about 1pm Sunday (Feb 28).
“They decided to support the Prime Minister of the Perikatan Nasional government after having monitored the way the government was run. They were also unhappy with the way PKR was being run and felt that they could serve their constituents better by supporting Muhyiddin,” said the source.