7 ‘rogue’ legislators will be notified – Muhyiddin

Bersatu president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has confirmed all seven of its legislative members who have gone ‘rogue’ by supporting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his coalition would be receiving their respective notices.

Similar notices would also be sent to the Dewan Rakyat speaker Tan Sri Johari Abdul and the speakers in Selangor and Kelantan.

“There is a process, we have to be very careful (and) complete the report because we do not want to be hasty,” he told reporters after chairing the Perikatan Nasional supreme council meeting at coalition headquarters here Tuesday (June 11) night.

“It takes time to arrange properly, and we do not want them to say this is irregular on technical grounds.

“We are confident that the steps taken are correct, per the Federal Constitution, the anti-party hopping law and, in line with that, the RoS (Registrar of Societies) agrees.

“We informed Bersatu MPs and state assemblymen that they must comply (with party directives) and sign (a pledge) but there are some who disagreed.

Bid to by-election

“To determine if there will be (any) by-election, it must be brought to the Speaker,” he added.

The seven had their party membership revoked.

They are MPs: Datuk Syed Abu Hussin Hafiz Syed Abdul Fasal (Bukit Gantang); Zahari Kechik (Jeli); Mohd Azizi Abu Naim (Gua Musang), also the Nenggiri state assemblyman; Datuk Iskandar Dzulkarnain Abdul Khalid (Kuala Kangsar), Datuk Suhaili Abdul Rahman (Labuan) and Datuk Dr Zulkafperi Hanafi (Tanjong Karang).

The seventh is Selat Kelang assemblyman Datuk Abdul Rashid Asari (Selat Kelang).

Muhyiddin is hoping to trigger a by-election as the seven were supporting their political rivals.

Political analyst Wong Chin Huat have pointed out that it is unlikely for a by-election to take place in Jeli and Gua Musang parliament constituencies as well as the Nenggiri state constituency because they had contested on Pas logo.

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