PETALING JAYA: Bersatu member Suhaili Abdul Rahman, the Labuan MP who declared support for Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s administration, has been suspended by the party for six years.
Bersatu secretary-general Hamzah Zainudin said the decision was made by the disciplinary board after a meeting earlier today.
“After reviewing the evidence and the seriousness of the offence as well as the implication and impact it (the declaration of support) has on the party, the disciplinary board found him guilty of breaching Bersatu’s constitution,” Hamzah said in a statement.
Suhaili’s suspension comes a few days after the party suspended Iskandar Dzulkarnain Abdul Khalid, the Kuala Kangsar MP, for four years on similar grounds.
On Oct 30, Suhaili said he decided to back Anwar’s government after taking into consideration the grievances of his constituents who were burdened by the rising cost of living and persistent water and power disruptions.
The three-term MP also declared his support for Sabah chief minister and Gabungan Rakyat Sabah chairman Hajiji Noor.
Last Thursday, the party dropped him as the federal territories Bersatu head and Labuan divisional chief.
Suhaili previously said he was willing to risk disciplinary action in the interests of the people of Labuan. He also said his decision to support Anwar was entirely voluntary and free from external pressure.
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