PPBM leaders in separate meetings
Published on: Friday, June 05, 2020
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PETALING JAYA: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia began its first supreme council meeting without Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic) amid tight security, away from its party headquarters, Star reports.

A few supreme council members aligned to Dr Mahathir were also present. Among them were Tareq Ismail, Akramsyah Muamar Ubaidah Sanusi and Youth information chief Ulya Aqamah Husamudin.

Akramsyah was sacked by party president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin from the supreme council two days ago.

The meeting at the University Malaya Alumni Association in Damansara, which began at about 8.30pm on Thursday (June 4), was chaired by Muhyiddin, who is also Prime Minister and acting party chairman.

No agenda of the meeting was announced.

The supreme council meeting was initially postponed on May 11, before the letters were issued to Dr Mahathir and four other top party leaders stating that they had ceased to be members after they sat with the opposition in Parliament on May 18.

Dr Mahathir and the four protested that the meeting was illegal then.

Meanwhile, Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders held another meeting, this time with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim present, according to Malay Mail.

The leaders had previously held a meeting with former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Parti Warisan Sabah president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal, but Anwar and other PKR representatives were absent.

PH’s Twitter account posted photos from the meeting, which was also attended by DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng and its national secretary Anthony Loke, Parti Amanah Negara president Mohamad Sabu, and PKR secretary-general Datuk Saifuddin Nasution.

“PH’s top leaders have met tonight (Thursday) and repeated their commitment to strengthen PH together in making all political decisions and moves.

“PH will make all decisions based on consensus,” said the post.

“God willing, there will be a big change in the near future,” it added.

It has been rumoured that PH Plus – a moniker for a loose coalition that includes PH, the faction of former component Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia now led by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, and Warisan – has managed to gain the upper hand in the Dewan Rakyat, barely a few months after they lost power during the February political crisis.

However, there are still disputes within the coalition over its prime minister candidate, with both Dr Mahathir and Anwar’s camps said to still be at loggerheads over the matter.



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