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6 Bersatu MPs handed immediate termination notices
Published on: Wednesday, June 12, 2024
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6 Bersatu MPs handed immediate termination notices
The six MPs who were given the notices of immediate dismissal are (clockwise from top left) Iskandar Dzulkarnain Abdul Khalid (Kuala Kangsar), Suhaili Abdul Rahman (Labuan), Azizi Abu Naim (Gua Musang), Dr Zulkafperi Hanapi (Tanjong Karang), Syed Abu Hussin Hafiz Syed Abdul Fasal (Bukit Gantang) and Zahari Kechik (Jeli).
PETALING JAYA: Bersatu has terminated the membership of six of its MPs who declared their support for Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s government.

In a statement today, party secretary-general Hamzah Zainudin said the party delivered notices of immediate termination to the six MPs, following the decision of its Supreme Council on June 7 and after informing the Perikatan Nasional Supreme Council at its meeting last night.

“(The party) has delivered notices of immediate termination to the six elected representatives for not complying with clause 10.4 of the Bersatu party constitution,” he said.

The six are Syed Abu Hussin Hafiz Syed Abdul Fasal (Bukit Gantang), Azizi Abu Naim (Gua Musang), Dr Zulkafperi Hanapi (Tanjong Karang), Zahari Kechik (Jeli), Iskandar Dzulkarnain Abdul Khalid (Kuala Kangsar) and Suhaili Abdul Rahman (Labuan).

According to the recently amended party constitution, any Bersatu member who is a Dewan Rakyat member or state legislative assembly member who does not comply with orders by the party’s Supreme Council will have his or her membership terminated immediately.

Hamzah also reiterated that a letter of termination was sent to Labuan MP Suhaili on May 17, under clause 10.2.6 of the party constitution.

Under this clause, a party member will have his or her membership revoked if he or she brings any party matter or anything concerning party membership to court.

Hamzah said the process was in line with the party constitution and country’s laws under Article 49(A) of the Federal Constitution and/or under the related state government laws.

Under Article 49(A), an MP shall cease to be a member of the Dewan Rakyat and the seat shall become vacant if the MP, having been elected to the Dewan Rakyat as a member of a political party, resigns as or ceases to be a member of that political party.

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