Wan Saiful: Bersatu MPs Sitting with Opposition Should Be Expelled

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A Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) supreme council member has called for the removal of party members who sat among the Opposition bloc during Monday’s Parliament session, citing a breach of the party’s disciplinary rules.

Wan Saiful Wan Jan was quoted in a Malaysiakini report today stressing the need for all party members to adhere to Bersatu’s regulations, explaining that sitting with the Opposition bloc equates to an offence under the party’s rules.

“Joining the Opposition is a matter that leads to a person’s membership status being automatically dropped.

“Not just disciplinary action, but automatic loss (of membership),” he was quoted saying.

Wan Saiful, who is also the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) chairman, said Bersatu should not tolerate the existence of an ‘elite caste’ who openly denounced the party’s regulations, adding this could develop into a cancerous culture that will eventually mean the end of Bersatu.

He called on the leadership to immediately review membership status for everyone in the party without fear or favour.

“The party will be destroyed.

“Don’t be arrogant and feel like they are above the others, to the point of refusing to sit with the party’s bloc (in government).

“The party will be destroyed if the leaders think only of themselves, without caring about the impact of their actions on public perception of the party,” Wan Saiful said.

Wan Saiful, despite not naming any party colleagues who he thought should be sacked, was presumably referring to Dr Mahathir’s faction of Bersatu MPs who were seen seated among Pakatan Harapan leaders on Monday’s Dewan Rakyat sitting.

On Monday, Dr Mahathir sat with the opposition bench along with four other Bersatu MPs loyal to him: Mukhriz Mahathir (Jerlun), Maszlee Malik (Simpang Renggam), Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman (Muar) and Amiruddin Hamzah (Kubang Pasu).