“My loyalty to Muhyiddin remain firm and undivided,” says Peja

BERSATU deputy president Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu has reiterated that his loyalty to party president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin remains firm and undivided.

Ahmad Faizal pledged to work hard to strengthen Bersatu, saying he has never worked together with political rivals or backed the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim-led government.

“I’m confident that Perikatan Nasional (PN) and Bersatu would continue to play their role as an honest opposition,” the former Tambun MP said in a Facebook post yesterday (Nov 8).

Ahmad Faizal, fondly known as Peja, urged members of PN and Bersatu not to listen to vile rumours and instead focus on serving the people.

“Each person has a role that needs to be carried out effectively to be the opposition that holds the responsibility of providing checks and balances to the government,” he stressed.

Ahmad Faizal also urged the rumour-mongers to narrow their focus to national issues, which deserved more attention and action.

“Spreading fake news akin to malicious slander is counterproductive and adds to the sins which are unbearable. Those responsible for spreading these fake rumours will end up ruining their own reputation.

“They claim to champion the party but allow themselves to become tools in the efforts to weaken the party,” the former Chenderiang assemblyman added.

Meanwhile, the Bersatu leadership will hold an emergency meeting tonight (Nov 9) after another of their MPs recently pledged their support for Anwar-led unity government.

Party president Muhyiddin slammed the four MPs’ actions, saying they went against the party’s position and were a serious breach of party discipline.

“They have also gone against the mandate of the people, who elected them on the basis of the principles and struggles of PN,” the Pagoh MP said in a Facebook post today (Nov 9).

“I received information that there is an organised movement from the rival party to weaken Bersatu and PN by using bribes and threats against Bersatu’s MP.

“Bersatu will not bow to this, and stern action will be taken. I urge Bersatu members to remain calm in defending the party’s principles while the top leadership handles the matter.

“The Bersatu Supreme Council will hold an emergency meeting tonight (Nov 9) to discuss these new developments,” Muhyiddin who is also PN chairman further remarked.

Yesterday (Nov 8), Jeli MP Zahari Kechik became the fourth Bersatu MP to pledge their support for Anwar’s leadership, citing the wellbeing of his constituents.

Previously, Gua Musang MP Datuk Mohd Azizi Abu Naim, Kuala Kangsar MP Datuk Iskandar Dzulkarnain Abdul Khalid and Labuan MP Datuk Suhaili Abdul Rahman had done the same – citing the same reason.

Bersatu secretary-general Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin recently announced that Iskandar and Suhaili had been suspended from the party for four and six years respectively by the party’s disciplinary board committee, and that they had also been relieved of all positions in the party. – Nov 9, 2023


Main pic credit: Facebook/Faizal Azumu

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