PETALING JAYA: A Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) youth exco member who broke ranks by questioning the top leadership yesterday will be referred to the party's disciplinary committee.
PPBM Armada chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said the questions posed and opinions expressed by the exco, Muhammad Hafiz Azhar, do not represent the wing's view as a whole.
"I discussed (the matter) with all 23 excos and they were very shocked over the media conference held by Hafiz, who used Armada's name.
"However, we will not be taking any action against him, but instead, will refer him to our newly-established disciplinary committee," Syed Saddiq said in a press conference at the PPBM headquarters here today.
Yesterday, in a separate media conference, Hafiz, who introduced himself as one of Armada's excos, urged PPBM chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to answer all allegations pertaining to them.
According to Syed Saddiq, explanations on the issues raised by Hafiz had already been provided by Tun Mahathir and Muhyiddin many times prior, through many mediums such as social media and press statements.
He added that Armada leaders have also had plenty of opportunity to ask Tun Mahathir and Muhyiddin personally about the allegations against them in the many meetings they have attended.
"I'm disappointed because the best way (to ask questions was available), but Hafiz did not use the opportunity," Syed Saddiz said, adding that attempts to contact Hafiz since yesterday have proven futile.
In June last year, blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin released a statutory declaration (SD) by former deputy public prosecutor Stanley Clement Augustin who claimed that his wife, Nika Gee Siew Yee had a relationship with Muhyiddin.
He claimed that the two had carried on a sexual relationship since Muhyiddin was the Johor Menteri Besar two decades ago.
The SD also claimed that Gee met Muhyiddin overseas and would receive financial and material benefit from the latter.
Meanwhile, a spotlight was shone on the wealth of Tun Mahathir's children by Jaringan Melayu Malaysia (JMM) in July 2015. They claimed that the two sons of the former Prime Minister had become rich from financial misappropriation during Tun Mahathir’s 22-year administration.
To back its claim, JMM cited a list of supercars allegedly owned by multi-billionaire Tan Sri Mokhzani Mahathir worth RM36.2 million in total, including a McLaren P1 said to be worth RM6.2 million.