Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) Youth chief Syed Saddiq Syed Rahman claims that former party supreme council member Kamarulzaman Habibur Rahman and his family received threats from a “ministry”.
The allegation comes in the wake of Kamarulzaman announcing that he has relinquished his posts in Bersatu and quit the party.
“Personally I respect (Kamarulzaman’s) decision to quit but I am a little disappointed because I believe that in any fight, there will be obstacles and challenges to waver our spirit in our fight.
“I know before this, he was threatened by the ministry, along with his wife.
“And maybe the problems in Negeri Sembilan are a factor for him to (quit the party),” Syed Saddiq said in a statement today.
Nevertheless, he said, he wished Kamarulzaman well in his future endeavours but reminded that their fight is not over yet.
Syed Saddiq also denied any allegations of cronyism in Bersatu.
“If it’s true that I was chosen because of cronyism, then I would not have been picked as one of the founders of Bersatu, a supreme council member let alone the youth chief.
“If Bersatu truly had the cronyism culture, I would have long been kicked out.”
He pointed out that he had never been involved in any political party before Bersatu nor had he met the other Bersatu top leaders on a regular basis previously.
“I distinctly remember raising my disagreement with (former prime minister) Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s strong enforcement of the Universities and University Colleges Act 1971 (Auku) and the need to reinforce the dream for a Bangsa Malaysia,” he said.