Former Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) secretary-general Datuk Marzuki Yahya, who maintains that he is still the secretary-general, has been sacked as the Penang Bersatu chief.
Prime Minister and Bersatu president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin issued a letter sacking Marzuki on Tuesday (June 2), stating that Marzuki will “cease from holding the post of chief of Penang Bersatu immediately”.
“I thank you and appreciate your contributions and your service throughout your tenure in the post,” stated a letter addressed to Marzuki and signed by Muhyiddin, sighted by The Star.
Muhyiddin also signed another letter on the same date to axe another supreme council member, Akramsyah Muamar Ubaidah Sanusi.
Marzuki and Akramsyah have sworn their allegiance to former Bersatu chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad after the latter and Muhyiddin fell out when Muhyiddin was appointed Prime Minister of the Perikatan Nasional government.
The axing of Marzuki and Akramsyah is the latest in a string of actions to “clean up” Bersatu of those who support Dr Mahathir.
On May 28, Bersatu issued letters stating that five MPs, including Dr Mahathir, had “ceased to be members of Bersatu” after they chose to sit with the opposition Pakatan Harapan in Parliament.