Muhyiddin: All PN candidates are to sign a pledge of loyalty to PN

THE 245 Perikatan Nasional (PN) candidates for the state assembly (DUN) seats in the state election (PRN) will sign a letter of commitment to stick to the coalition’s policy, said Bersatu leader Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

Muhyiddin added that the undertaking did not include any fines as some parties had done before. He was referring to the Pakatan Harapan (PH) and the bond signed by its candidates in the 2018 and 2022 elections, a bond that is accompanied by an RM10 mil fine if they defect as a member of Parliament.

Last week, the former Ampang MP Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin was ordered by the Kuala Lumpur High Court to pay RM10 mil in damages to PKR for breaching a bond binding her to the party she signed six years ago.

However, the Pagoh MP said that all PN candidates must also undergo screening to ensure they are ‘clean’ of any wrongdoing with the authorities including not being bankrupt.

“The members will have to sign a pledge to deliver and respect the party laws as well as not getting involved in corruption,” noted the former prime minister.

The state assemblies in six states are bound to be dissolved by the end of this month.

The state elections in Selangor, Penang, Negri Sembilan, all three PH-held states, and Kelantan, Kedah and Terengganu which are controlled by the PAS will take place in July. – June 24, 2023

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