Mahathir loses bid to remain Bersatu chairman

FORMER prime minister Mahathir Mohamad is no longer Bersatu chairman as the Kuala Lumpur High Court sided with his successor Muhyiddin Yassin today.

Judge Rohani Ismail ruled that Mahathir was no longer Bersatu chairman when he tendered his resignation on Feb 24 and under the party’s constitution, Muhyiddin is now party chairman.

The judge also found the actions of Dr Mahathir and five Bersatu MPs requesting to be seated in the opposition bloc in Dewan Rakyat on May 18 constituted a declaration to abandon the party.

It was ruled that they have ceased to become Bersatu members according to the party constitution.

The judge also ruled that the supreme council meeting on June 4 affirmed the conduct of Mahathir and the five MPs as a violation of party constitution.

Rohani has ordered Mahathir and the other plaintiffs to pay a cost of RM10,000 for the three applications relating to the suit.

Mahathir and co were represented by Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla, Nur Izzaida Zamani and Tabian Tahir.

Muhyiddin, Hamzah Zainudin and Muhammad Suhaimi Yahya were represented by DP Naban, Rosli Dahlan and Leonard D’Cruz. – Aug 7, 2020

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