All Bersatu MPs approached to pledge support for Anwar, claims Wan Fayhsal

KUALA LUMPUR: Machang member of parliament (MP) Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal today claimed that all Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) MPs had been approached to pledge their support for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his unity government.

Wan Fayhsal, who is Bersatu Youth (Armada) chief, claimed the Bersatu MPs approached were those who have no court cases.

"I believe that all the MPs (who have no court cases) have been approached by the representatives, who claimed to bring the mandate from the prime minister (to support him)," he said at a press conference after delivering his policy speech at the wing's assembly today.

Wan Fayhsal was responding to a question on whether Bersatu MPs have been approached to pledge their support for Anwar.

Asked if more Bersatu MPs will pledge their support for Anwar, Wan Fayhsal replied; "I am confident there will be no more.

"Tetapi hati manusia, siapa yang tahu' (But who can understand the human heart."

Wan Fayhsal also claimed that he was also approached by an individual, nicknamed 'Datuk Botak' and another person to pledge his support for Anwar about a month ago.

Asked why he did not accept the offer, Wan Fayhsal replied; "I'll never betray my Machang voters, never.

"It is a sin for me to betray them because they voted for me. I am a Bersatu man and a youth chief who was given a place in Machang, against an Umno warlord, who was a two-term MP there.

"The people of Machang spent their own money and energy to defeat Umno there.

"How could I betray them by supporting Anwar Ibrahim? No way, I'll never do that."

He also claimed that several Pas MPs were also contacted by the two individuals.

Meanwhile, Wan Fayhsal said he will lodge a complaint with Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Johari Abdul soon regarding the parliament grounds being used as a location for some, including the so-called Datuk Botak, in trying to persuade and make certain offers to opposition MPs.

He said he would bring the matter for further discussion with the Bersatu and Perikatan Nasional (PN) leadership.

In addition, he would also hold a meeting with PN chief whip Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan regarding the matter.

"We want to ask the speaker to intervene as we cannot stop people from entering parliament to meet with the MPs."

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