Nur Jazlan cautions people over PPBM support claim


JOHOR BAHRU: Pulai Umno division chief Nur Jazlan Mohamed has advised the people against being deceived by PPBM leaders whom, he said, claim to have the support of the grassroots.

The party is trying to fool the people, the deputy home minister said, adding that it had violated its own constitution.

“It is a sham to tell the people they have wide-ranging support when, in fact, they have even failed to carry out branch and divisional meetings in the party.

“This means that it is a party with no grassroots. It is a party created just like that (without any certainty), and I also feel it will not be respected and will be cast aside by the other opposition parties,” he told reporters here last night at a “tahlil” for his late father, Mohamed Rahmat, who died on Jan 1, 2010.

Mohamed Rahmat, popularly known as Tok Mat, was the information minister in the early 1990s, when PPBM chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad was the prime minister.

Nur Jazlan was asked to comment on a statement by former PPBM vice-president Hamidah Osman who questioned the validity of the party’s annual general meeting in Shah Alam two days ago.

Hamidah described the party AGM as just an “empty formality”, saying it was not in accordance with its constitution.