ALOR SETAR: Guar Chempedak assemblyman Ku Abdul Rahman Ku Ismail, who left Umno to become an independent representative, has joined PPBM.
The 62-year-old said he decided to join PPBM because he felt that the newly-formed party has its own strengths and a clear direction under the leadership of its chairman, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, at the national level and its deputy president, Muhkriz Mahathir, at the state level.
Mukhriz is also the Kedah menteri besar.
The former state executive councillor also denied that he had betrayed the people in his area or his former party, adding he was confident that PPBM was capable of championing religious, racial and national agendas.
“If we do something evil, destroy the country’s economy, take the country’s money, that is a betrayal.
“I’m not converting to another religion, just changing to another party and fighting along the same path,” he said when contacted by Bernama here today.
Rahman explained that he was not offered any position to join PPBM and he appealed to all parties to stop the polemics and focus on developing the people and the state.
“With this decision, the Kedah Pakatan Harapan (PH) government will be more stable with the current number of state seats,” he said.
On Nov 12, Rahman, through the Kedah state assembly speaker Ahmad Kasim, announced he was leaving Umno to become an independent assemblyman, after more than four decades with the party.