UMNO has sued three defectors to Bersatu for breach of trust, breach of contract, unjust enrichment and legitimate expectations.
A highly placed source said a writ of summons was filed yesterday against Mustapa Mohamed, Hamzah Zainudin and Ikmal Hisham Abdul Aziz, who are all MPs.
“Yes, the writ of summons was filed yesterday against Mustapa (Jeli), Ikmal Hisham (Tanah Merah) and Hamzah (Larut) at the Kuala Lumpur High Court.”
Documents seen by The Malaysian Insight showed that Hamzah’s writ was filed at the Kuala Lumpur High Court. Mustapa and Ikmal Hisham’s, however, were filed at the Kota Baru High Court.
The papers showed that the action against the trio was brought by Umno executive secretary Mohd Sumali Reduan on behalf of the party and Barisan Nasional.
“The action brought by Umno and BN is for breach of contract, unjust enrichment, legitimate expectations and breach of trust,” said the source.
No date has been set for the cases.
Earlier this year, Hamzah, who was a minister in the BN administration, and Ikmal Hisham, together with four other MPs, namely Abdul Latif Ahmad (Mersing), Shabudin Yahaya (Tasek Gelugor), Mohd Fasiah Mohd Fakeh (Sabak Bernam) and Rosol Wahid (Hulu Terengganu), quit Umno for Bersatu.
Mustapa, along with Bagan Serai MP Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali and Masjid Tanah’s Mas Ermieyati Samsudin, crossed over last year.
With these additions, Bersatu now has 22 representatives in the Dewan Rakyat, up from the 13 parliamentary seats it won in the 14th general election.