10 more Bersatu MPs expected to shift support to Anwar, claims Bukit Gantang MP

PETALING JAYA: Bukit Gantang Member of Parliament Datuk Syed Abu Hussin Hafiz alleges that around 10 more Bersatu Members of Parliament are expected to lend their support to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

The MPs are expected to give their support to the PM ahead of the parliamentary session scheduled for February 26.

Syed Abu Hussin claims that the five are from the northern region, including Kedah, Penang, and Perak; three from the East Coast, namely Kelantan, Terengganu, and Pahang; and two from the central region, namely Selangor and Melaka.

He asserts that these MPs made the decision due to their profound disappointment with the party, feeling unappreciated and neglected.

Additionally, they believe that the Perikatan Nasional (PN) leadership is unwilling to engage with Anwar's unity government for assistance.

"Until today, Bersatu lacks a clear direction, rarely involving its MPs in discussions on how to maintain the welfare of their constituencies.

"Financial issues loom large, and if the party doesn't pay attention, who else will? Our promises to protect the people in our areas have yielded nothing after more than a year," Syed Abu Hussin said during a press conference in Puchong today.

So far, six Bersatu MPs have declared their support for Anwar: Syed Abu Hussin, Zahari Kechik (Jeli), Mohd Azizi Abu Naim (Gua Musang), Datuk Iskandar Dzulkarnain Abdul Khalid (Kuala Kangsar), Datuk Suhaili Abdul Rahman (Labuan), and the latest addition, Datuk Dr Zulkafperi Hanafi (Tanjong Karang).

Meanwhile, Syed Abu Hussin also invited five other Bersatu MPs, who were part of the government under the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration, to support Anwar.

He said he believes they possess extensive experience and can strategise for the upcoming General Election.

These MPs include Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin (Larut), Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee (Beluran), Datuk Seri Ikmal Hisham Abdul Aziz (Tanah Merah), Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin (Masjid Tanah), and Datuk Rosol Wahid (Hulu Terengganu).

"If they seriously consider it, their experience can better assist the Prime Minister, eliminating the bickering in Parliament and focus on discussions, providing constructive suggestions," he said.

Syed Abu Hussin claims that Bersatu MPs are currently relying on financial allocations from the PAS-administered state government. He notes that this is not evident because PAS has its own stance and will make different decisions in each election. According to him, during the 16th General Election (PRU-16), PAS will form alliances with other parties.

Regarding the Bersatu leaders' allegations that MPs who 'defect' to support Anwar easily succumb to allocation offers, Syed Hussin describes them as courageous.

"It's difficult to make this decision because they will be accused and humiliated, but they are brave. As MPs, we are only present in Parliament, but when we return to our constituencies, we cannot help. When we enter Parliament, there are disputes, and people tell us to negotiate (to secure allocations), but we refuse. What is actually happening?" he questioned.

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