KULAI: Muhyiddin Yassin has dismissed Anina Saadudin’s claim that she was not invited to PPBM’s first anniversary celebration despite her being one of the founding members of the party.
Muhyiddin, who is PPBM president, said there was no need to send any invite to the former supreme council member as the function to be held in Muar tonight is open to all members.
“The event is open to everyone. Anyone can come. Journalists can come, members can come. So, please come,” he said on the sidelines of a convention by PPBM ally, Amanah, here today.
Earlier today, Anina had complained that she did not receive an invitation to the PPBM first anniversary celebration.
Anina, whose membership number is 0000005, had questioned if PPBM had forgotten her even though she was one of the seven founding members of the party.
“If even I am forgotten, what more the numerous people who have put in a lot of effort into the party’s struggle over the past two years,” the former Langkawi Umno member said.
Anina had also said she was removed from all Whatsapp groups meant for PPBM leaders but is yet to receive any official notification on the move by the party.
“If the party fails to act professionally in its administration, tell me how I could be convinced of its professionalism in administering a government,” she said in a statement.
Anina was appointed a PPBM supreme council member in November last year but was reportedly dropped from all party posts after an alleged sexting scandal.
Her political descent began after screenshots of an intimate WhatsApp conversation, allegedly between her and an unnamed man, surfaced online. Anina however, dismissed the allegations.
She was also said to have been sworn in as the head of PPBM’s women’s wing on Nov 2 last year, at the same event where the party announced its supreme council members.
However, the party announced a month later that Anina was not officially appointed to the position.
As rumours abounded that she had been fired from the post, PPBM secretary-general Shahruddin Md Salleh clarified on Dec 26 that the party had not set up the women’s wing, therefore the issue of Anina being removed from the post did not arise.