Bersatu amendment will not have any impact on 6 MPs who switch sides

KUALA LUMPUR: Bersatu's constitution amendment, which is scheduled to take place during its extraordinary assembly on Saturday, is expected to have no influence on its six lawmakers who switched sides. 

Bersatu women's wing deputy chief Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin said this was because the amendment would not be implemented in a retrospective manner.

"We will see the constitution amendment on Saturday as it is related to the six members of parliament who have declared support (to the other side).

"However, there should not be such a thing (on retrospective effect) since it would be unjust to them (the six MPs).

"Hence, we will see what will transpire during the special assembly this Saturday," she said when met by reporters in Parliament, today. 

She added that any decision on the party's constitution amendment to prohibit its members from switching sides moving forward would also need to be approved by the Registrar of Societies (RoS). 

"Whatever it is, it will be decided by the RoS and we will see (the result) after that."

Earlier, two Bersatu lawmakers announced their readiness to vacate their seats should the party amend its constitution to prohibit its members from declaring support to other parties in the future. 

In a joint press conference in Parliament today, Datuk Syed Abu Hussin Hafiz Syed Abdul Fasal (PN-Bukit Gantang) and Mohd Azizi Abu Naim (PN-Gua Musang) said such decision was made after considering the implications of the constitution if being amend retrospectively. 

Previously, Bersatu announced its plans to conduct a special general assembly in March to discuss the amendment of the party's constitution, aimed to prevent more members and leaders from switching support. 

Syed Abu Hussin, Mohd Azizi, and four other MPs namely Datuk Iskandar Dzulkarnain Abdul Khalid (Kuala Kangsar), Zahari Kechik (Jeli), Datuk Dr Suhaili Abdul Rahman (Labuan) and Datuk Dr Zulkafperi (Tanjong Karang) have declared their support for Anwar.



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