Bersatu secretary-general Hamzah Zainudin has blamed Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the cause of the party’s split on whether to leave Pakatan Harapan.
Hamzah claimed today that Dr Mahathir instructed him to strengthen the party by finding ways to leave Pakatan Harapan (PH) and erode the people’s confidence in DAP, among other measures.
“There were discussions from time to time on strengthening party support and eroding people’s confidence in DAP.
“At that time, I carried out my work at the then prime minister’s behest. What I did was the Malay Dignity Congress. I can’t possibly do that if I did not get instructions from the prime minister.
“There were several other discussions with Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Peja (Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu) and Dr (Abdul) Latiff (Ahmad) in Tun’s own home to find ways for Bersatu to leave PH.
“We did it all together until Tun himself resigned,” he told reporters during a press conference at Bersatu’s headquarters today.
His press conference follows the party’s termination of Dr Mahathir’s membership and of four other MPs – Mukhriz, who is Jerlun MP, youth chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman (Muar), supreme council member Dr Maszlee Malik (Simpang Renggam) and Amiruddin Hamzah (Kubang Pasu).