Ask Azalina, AG on your position, Bukit Gantang MP told

A Bersatu leader has called out Bukit Gantang MP Datuk Syed Hussin Hafiz Syed Abdul Fasal to vacate his parliamentary seat and “accept the fact” of the latter’s political situation.

(NST) – Bersatu Youth chief Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal commended Syed Hussin’s dedication to justifying his party and parliamentary status through a detailed 14-paragraph press release.

However, Wan Fayhsal criticised this effort as futile, suggesting that the matter could be addressed more concisely.

“All this can be countered with one infographic prepared by the Legal Affairs Division (BHEUU) as shown on their website,” he said in a statement, referring to an infographic on the anti-party hopping law available on the BHEUU website.

He suggested Syed Hussin consult with the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law and Institutional Reform) or the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) for more expert advice on his political standing.

Earlier today, Syed Hussin, who is one of the seven Bersatu elected representatives, whose memberships were revoked by the party for declaring their support for the unity government, claimed that he is still a member of Parliament.

He said he received a notice from Bersatu secretary-general Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin informing him that his name has been removed from the party’s membership system.

However, Syed Hussin cited Article 49A(1) of the Federal Constitution, claiming that the parliamentary seat will only become vacant if the MP himself relinquishes his membership in the party, is no longer a member of the party, or decides to join another party.

Yesterday, Hamzah announced that Bersatu has revoked the membership of six MPs who declared their support for Anwar, with immediate effect.

The Opposition leader also stated that the party would promptly send notices of their expulsion from Bersatu.

Apart from Syed Hussin, the other MPs, who declared their support for Anwar, are Zahari Kechik (Jeli), Mohd Azizi Abu Naim (Gua Musang), Datuk Iskandar Dzulkarnain Abdul Khalid (Kuala Kangsar), Datuk Dr Zulkafperi Hanapi (Tanjong Karang) and Datuk Suhaili Abdul Rahman (Labuan).