KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon has refuted claims that he and Senior Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali have left the party.
“Cheap propaganda was spread a few days ago that Mohamed Azmin and I have left Bersatu. Stop with this propaganda to try and weaken Bersatu,” said the Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker.
He said that he was with Bersatu president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at a press conference in Johor before the “false news” was spread.
“I am grateful for his response and confidence when responding to the rumours. False news attacks like this clearly show that certain parties are trying to put pressure on us,” said the Batu Pahat MP in a statement on Sunday (June 19).
“I will continue to be with the Bersatu leadership in uniting the people and realising the goal of making this country a clean and transparent country with integrity, good governance as well as fighting for social justice and the welfare of the people,” he added.
He said that he had a high level of confidence in Bersatu’s commitment to fight corruption and defend the people since joining the party.
“Although Bersatu is a young political party, we will continue our commitment and unite the people,” he added.
It was reported on June 14 that Muhyiddin had rubbished talk of Mohamed Azmin and Mohd Rashid leaving the party.
The Bersatu president said rumours claiming this were baseless.
“If that is the case, why doesn’t everyone else leave the party? As far as I know, these claims are untrue. During the Hari Raya celebrations with them this year, there was also no talk of this,” he said.