Bersatu Shaken As Jeram Assemblyman, Klang Chief Quits Party

KLANG: Twenty-three committee members of the Klang Bersatu Division, led by its chief Datuk Syed Abdillah Syed Abd Aziz, today quit the party and expressed support for the new party formed yesterday by former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

“We also decided to dissolve the Klang Bersatu Division. We have lost confidence in the leadership of Bersatu,” Syed Abdillah told a press conference here.

Syed Abdillah said 10 branches of Klang Bersatu Division involving more than 2,800 members were also automatically dissolved.

Earlier, in a separate press conference in Kuala Selangor, Jeram assemblyman Mohd Shaid Rosli, who is also Kuala Selangor Bersatu Division chief Mohd Shaid Rosli also announced that he had left the party to become an independent.

Shaid, (picture at right) who is also Bersatu Kuala Selangor Division chief, today announced he has quit the party with immediate effect and will now be an independent representative.
Twenty-one Bersatu Kuala Selangor Division committee members also made the decision to leave the party.

“As the assemblyman elected by the constituents in Jeram, I am responsible for the mandate and trust given to me.

“As such I will remain with those who had given me the mandate until they make a new decision in the next general election, ” he said here.

Mohd Shaid said, following his announcement to leave the party, 13 Bersatu Kuala Selangor branches, involving over 2,000 members, were automatically dissolved.

Asked whether his move to leave Bersatu was to join the new party formed by Dr Mahathir, Mohd Shaid said he was willing to consider if the party really does exist.

“There is a big possibility for me and Bersatu Kuala Selangor Division members to join the party,” he said.

On Friday, Dr Mahathir announced the formation of a new party which is not aligned to either Pakatan Harapan (PH) or the Perikatan Nasional (PN).

The Selangor state assembly has 56 seats with the Pakatan Harapan coalition having 41 seats namely PKR (17), DAP (16) and Amanah (eight), while Barisan Nasional (five), PAS (one), Bersatu (five) and Independent (four).