PETALING JAYA: Puteri Wangsa assemblyman Amira Aisya Abdul Aziz has rejected calls for her to step down following Muda’s exit from the unity government.
The Muda deputy president said she rejected the demand made by Johor Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Aminolhuda Hassan, who also urged her to join Amanah.
“We have to remember the principle of competition. No matter what happens to the seat, it does not belong to a party.
“The Puteri Wangsa and Muar seats belong to the people, not Muda,” she said in the Johor state assembly.
On Tuesday, Aminolhuda suggested that Amira vacate her seat or join Amanah. He also claimed that the seat belonged to Amanah before the party “gifted” it to Muda in the Johor state elections in March 2022.
Amira was placed in the opposition bloc in the assembly earlier this week.
Meanwhile, Amira said PH’s election pledges contradicted its current position following the conditional discharge that was given to deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi over his Yayasan Akalbudi case last week.
“The most important thing is our promise to the people. In the last general election (GE15), you said you wanted to fight corruption and send Zahid to prison.
“What is the point of giving such speeches and then going back on our promises to the people,” she said.
Last week, Muda president Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman announced the party’s exit from the unity government, expressing his dissatisfaction with the abrupt halt of Zahid’s corruption trial.