PETALING JAYA: The suspended supreme council members of Parti Bangsa Malaysia (PBM) have not responded to the show cause letters issued to them by the party’s disciplinary committee, despite the Dec 26 deadline.
The 13 supreme council members include former plantations and commodities minister Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin(pic).
“As of now, all suspended supreme council members have not responded,” a source told The Star.
The source further said that the members have no plans to respond to the letters.
It is understood that the committee was also set to make a decision on Monday (Dec 26).
Party president Datuk Larry Sng said on Dec 18 that the supreme council members who were still suspended and did not attend the party’s meeting would receive show cause letters soon.
He said if they failed to reply in writing within a week, it would lead to their expulsion from the party.
However, he said on Dec 18 that the suspension of two members Datuk Chua Lian Chye and Mira Muniraa Abu Bakar was lifted following a “meaningful discussion”. Their positions will also be reinstated.
Zuraida and 14 others were involved in a power struggle in PBM in late October. This led to her suspension together with 12 others.
This included deputy president Haniza Mohamad Talha, vice-presidents Rahimah Majid, Sathiskumar Govindaraju and Muhammad Saiful Bahari Sahari; Youth chief Na’im Brundage and Women’s chief Dr Daroyah Alwi, among others.
Sng has claimed that he was still PBM president and never vacated the post for Zuraida, while Zuraida’s faction claimed that the party’s general assembly has decided for the former Ampang MP to take over the post.
In early November, the two seemed to have put the issue to bed after a meeting.
On Sunday (Dec 25), Zuraida called out Sng for being "immature and arrogant" while failing to think rationally in managing the party.