Few more Bersatu MPs to pledge support for PM, claims Syed Hussin

He accused Bersatu of having “lost its direction”.

(FMT) – More Bersatu MPs will soon declare their support for Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, according to Bukit Gantang MP Syed Abu Hussin Hafiz Syed Abdul Fasal.

Speaking at a press conference, Syed Hussin said these MPs will declare their support by the time Parliament reconvenes on Feb 26.

He also accused Bersatu of having “lost its direction”.

“Overall, Perikatan Nasional MPs, especially those from Bersatu, are very disappointed and feel that the party does not value or care for them.”

Syed Hussin also claimed that Bersatu seldom met with its MPs to discuss and address the challenges faced in serving their constituencies.

“If the party doesn’t pay attention (to these MPs), who else will?”

On Wednesday, Tanjong Karang MP Dr Zulkafperi Hanapi joined the ranks as the sixth Bersatu MP to declare support for Anwar.

The other Bersatu MPs who have pledged their support for Anwar in recent months are Syed Hussin, Iskandar Dzulkarnain Abdul Khalid (Kuala Kangsar), Suhaili Abdul Rahman (Labuan), Azizi Abu Naim (Gua Musang) and Zahari Kechik (Jeli).

All six MPs cited their constituencies’ needs and support for the federal government’s policies.

At the press conference, Syed Hussin also said the other Bersatu MPs are aware that they need to effectively manage and care for their constituencies.

“They (MPs) know that the government’s offer to negotiate allocations with the opposition was not taken up,” he said.

He added that it was “not easy” for the six MPs, including himself, to decide that they would back Anwar.

“We were accused, spoken ill of, and insulted. We were (also) labelled traitors and all that,” he said.

“But what can we do? Merely attending parliamentary sessions without actively benefiting our constituencies is not right.”