The Pakatan Harapan (PH) Presidential Council is set to convene a discussion concerning the recent actions of Muda President Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, who announced the withdrawal of support for the Unity Government. This development has raised questions about his status as the Member of Parliament for Muar, which he won in the 15th General Election (GE15) with the backing of Muda’s alliance with PH.
Rodziah Ismail, a member of the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) central leadership council (MPP), acknowledged being informed about the matter but declined to provide further comments. She indicated that the PH-Unity Presidential Council would deliberate on the issue.
Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman’s decision to withdraw support from the Unity Government came shortly after PH secured the Pulai parliamentary seat in a recent by-election. The move has left the current Unity Government with 147 Members of Parliament’s support, just one short of the necessary number to obtain a two-thirds majority in the Dewan Rakyat.
Syed Saddiq confirmed that notification of this decision had been submitted to the Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat, Tan Sri Johari Abdul, through a letter sent on Sunday.
Former Petaling Jaya Selatan Member of Parliament, Hee Loy Sian, who is also a PKR MPP member, expressed his belief that PH lacks the authority to take action against Syed Saddiq. However, he emphasized that Syed Saddiq’s moral responsibility should lead him to resign from the Muar parliamentary seat, given that his victory was partly due to support from PH.
In summary, the PH Presidential Council’s upcoming discussion will shed light on the implications of Syed Saddiq’s withdrawal of support for the Unity Government, a move that has raised questions about his parliamentary seat and political alliances.