Bersatu holds EGM to stop future rogue MPs


SELAYANG: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) is holding an extraordinary general meeting on Saturday (March 2) to stop more of their elected party representatives from going rogue.

The Bersatu supreme council led by party president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and about 1,000 party delegates from around the country sat in the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) to propose and pass the amendments to the party constitution.

The amendments proposed are expected to automatically cease the membership of any elected representatives, be they state assemblymen or members of parliament when they express support for their rival parties.

This comes after six of Bersatu MPs openly declared their support for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in exchange for constituency allocations and positions in the government.

On Feb 14, Bersatu leaders decided to call the extraordinary general meeting today to amend its party constitution to address representatives who go rogue.

Bersatu leaders then said this amendment would see the rogue MPs becoming Independents. If they try to join any other party, their seats would be declared vacant, and by-elections would be called under the anti-hopping law.

The six MPs who went rogue since last year are Zahari Kechik (Jeli), Iskandar Dzulkarnain Abdul Khalid (Kuala Kangsar), Syed Abu Hussin Hafiz Syed Abdul Fasal (Bukit Gantang), Suhaili Abdul Rahman (Labuan), Mohd Azizi Abu Naim (Gua Musang) and Tanjong Karang MP Datuk Dr Zulkafperi Hanapi.

There had also been rumours of more Bersatu MPs shifting their allegiance to Anwar.

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