Six Bersatu MPs who supported Anwar have until March 2 to withdraw backing - Razali

KUALA TERENGGANU: The six Bersatu Members of Parliament (MPs) who declared their allegiance to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will not face expulsion from the party if they retract their support before the upcoming special general assembly next month.

Bersatu Information chief Datuk Razali Idris said while these MPs may still be subject to disciplinary action for violating party regulations, their memberships and parliamentary positions will remain intact if they publicly withdraw their support for Anwar prior to the assembly on March 2.

"The opportunity for the six MPs who supported Anwar is still open. If they publicly withdraw their support, their memberships and positions as MPs will remain intact.

"We understand there are certain individuals or masterminds trying to instigate them to continue supporting Anwar by giving excuse that the amendment to Article 10 of Bersatu's constitution will not shake or affect them," said Razali, at a closing ceremony of a programme organised by Lembaga Sumber Air Terengganu (Laut) and boat operators at Terengganu Equestrian Resort.

Also present was the state Laut director Safura Mad Juhari.

It was previously reported that the six MPs are Datuk Zulkafperi Hanapi (Tanjong Karang); Datuk Syed Abu Hussin Hafiz Syed Abdul Fasal (Bukit Gantang); Zahari Kechik (Jeli); Mohd Azizi Abu Naim (Gua Musang); Datuk Iskandar Dzulkarnain Abdul Khalid (Kuala Kangsar) and MP for Labuan, Datuk Suhaili Abdul Rahman.

Razali, who is also Bersatu Supreme Leadership Council member said the six MPs still have the opportunity to change their stance but the door to declare the withdrawal of support for Anwar will be closed after the amendment to Article 10 is approved on March 2.

The state Bersatu chief also declined to disclose the names of individuals said to have instigated the six MPs to continue supporting Anwar.

"They are top leaders in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government parties. These individuals claim the amendment to Article 10 will not be able to incriminate the six MPs in question," he said.

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