DAP disciplinary committee chairman Chong Chieng Jen said the committee was now awaiting a reply from Liu, who is also Sungai Pelek assemblyman. (NSTP/MOHD YUSNI ARIFFIN)

KUALA LUMPUR: DAP has issued a show cause letter to its central executive committee member Ronnie Liu over his remarks in calling for Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) to leave the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition.

DAP disciplinary committee chairman Chong Chieng Jen said the committee was now awaiting a reply from Liu, who is also Sungai Pelek assemblyman.

“The process to issue the show cause letter has been made, and a decision will be made after receiving his reply,” he told reporters at the Parliament lobby.

Chong, who is Stampin member of parliament, however declined to elaborate when asked when the show-cause letter was issued and how long Liu has been given to reply.

“I think, let the process run,” he said.

Liu had previously criticised Bersatu chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s performance and suggested that if there were attempts by the prime minister to “break up” PH, the remaining parties could still retain the government without Bersatu.

Liu’s statement was roundly criticised by other PH component parties as well as Bersatu members.

On Oct 23, DAP national organising secretary Anthony Loke said the statement was Liu’s own personal view, and that Liu had been referred to the party’s disciplinary committee.

The same day, Bersatu Youth chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said the youth wing has given Liu one week to apologise for his remarks, and urged the DAP disciplinary committee to take action.