PETALING JAYA: Parti Bangsa Malaysia (PBM) president Larry Sng said the party was in a better position now that Zuraida Kamaruddin and those in her camp were no longer members.
Zuraida, along with 10 others, were sacked from PBM in December last year after they failed to respond to show cause letters, which were preceded by weeks of infighting, including a dispute over the party’s leadership.
“With her gone, together with her supporters from the leadership lineup, including former MPs and assemblymen, I believe PBM is on a good footing and now has a clean slate,” he said in a Facebook post.
Sng said he believed the party was in a better position even though it had only one seat in Parliament for now.
The Julau MP went on to compare his party with that of PKR, which in 2004, had only one seat in Parliament. “And today they are in the government of the day.”
Sng said this in welcoming the Kuala Lumpur High Court’s decision today to dismiss the former minister’s application for leave to commence judicial review proceedings against the Registrar of Societies (RoS).
Zuraida, a former Ampang MP, sought a court declaration that she was the rightful president of PBM.
On the court’s decision, Sng said that in politics, “sometimes you win and sometimes you lose” although a loss did not make one a bad person.
“Not at all. On the contrary, I want to thank her for all that she has done to help promote the name of PBM, even when she is no longer a member of the party.”