SEREMBAN: Five hundred members of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) from the Rembau division declared they were quitting the party with immediate effect last night.
Negeri Sembilan PPBM chief activist Mohd Anas Sudin who headed the group said the decision to quit the party was made unanimously at their meeting on March 28 after losing confidence in the party leadership led by Muhyiddin Yassin.
Anas said among the reasons for them to do so was because PPBM practised cronyism and they were dissatisfied with the leadership of Muhyiddin and deputy president Mukhriz Mahathir.
He also claimed that the appointed party committee members were still Umno members, and that the party’s objectives and direction were unclear.
“With our resignation en bloc, I can say Rembau PPBM is 99% paralysed. There are 2,000 members in Rembau division and another 1,500 more members will resign soon,” he told a media conference here.
Mohd Anas who joined PPBM on Oct 10 last year, said the mass resignation letter would be sent to PPBM headquarters by April 15.
Commenting further, he claimed that apart from Rembau, PPBM members from other divisions in Negeri Sembilan would follow suit.
“The decision to quit PPBM is final and for the time being we will keep calm and will not join any party,” he said.