Bukit Gantang MP is fifth Bersatu rep to declare support for Anwar


KUALA LUMPUR: The Dewan Rakyat erupted when another Perikatan Nasional lawmaker pledged support for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on Tuesday (Nov 28).

Datuk Syed Abu Hussin Hafiz Syed Abdul Fasal (PN-Bukit Gantang) said he was ready to offer his expertise to the unity government in alleviating the economic conditions and forming a Madani society.

“I call for Pagoh (Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin) and Bera (Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob) to come together with Tambun (Anwar) to build a Madani society.

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“And for the Opposition, let us all negotiate properly with the government just like what had been done by Bera when he was the prime minister.

“I, myself, am ready to offer and help the government build the Madani society and help address the rising cost of living,” he said, surprising MPs from both sides.

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Earlier, he had asked Anwar if he was ready to accept more lawmakers from the Opposition to join hands with him in prioritising the rakyat’s wellbeing.

The statement by Syed Abu Hussin in the August House made him the fifth Bersatu lawmaker to pledge support for Anwar.

Previously, Kuala Kangsar MP Datuk Iskandar Dzulkarnain, Labuan MP Datuk Dr Suhaili Abdul Rahman, Jeli MP Zahari Kechik and Gua Musang MP Mohd Azizi Abu Naim had expressed their support for the prime minister.

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