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Tun M’s termination as Bersatu chairman still valid

June 18, 2020


KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s termination as Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) chairman still stands.

This follows a High Court decision which rejected an application by Dr Mahathir and five others for an ad interim (ad-hoc temporary order) injunction for their status quo in the party to be maintained.

The six had sought for the preservation of their membership pending the hearing of the inter partes (main) injunction on July 9.

The application is in relation to a suit to challenge their termination from the party.

The other plaintiffs are Dr Mahathir’s son Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir, former Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, former Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik, Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah and Datuk Marzuki Yahya.

Bersatu is named the seventh plaintiff.

They named Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who is also Bersatu president, Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin, party organising secretary Captain (Rtd) Muhammad Suhaimi Yahya and Masyati Abang Ibrahim in his capacity as the director-general of Registrar of Societies (RoS) as defendants.

Lawyer Rosli Dahlan, who represented the defendants, said judge Datin Rohani Ismail dismissed the application on grounds that there was no justification on the matter.

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