By Chew Lip Song
BREAKING his silence over the leadership crisis in Bersatu, party president and PM Tan Sri Muhyiddin said he did not want to act rashly against Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and other party rebels.
This was despite calls for him to take stern action against the group led by Dr Mahathir, whom he replaced as PM in March following an internal coup.
He also clarified that the five were not expelled from the party but automatically lost their memberships when they chose to sit among the opposition during the May 18 Parliament sitting.
“We are certainly disappointed with Tun Dr Mahathir’s decision not to stay with the party’s struggle as determined by the Supreme Council.
“Tun and his supporters have chosen to co-operate with Pakatan Harapan even though the party has decided otherwise. If that is Tun’s decision, I wish them well,” Muhyiddin said in a statement today.