Lahad Datu MP and Segama assemblyman Mohamaddin Ketapi has become an official member of Bersatu.
Bersatu secretary-general Hamzah Zainudin said the membership application of Mohamaddin was approved and accepted at the special Bersatu Supreme Council meeting last night, chaired by its president, Muhyiddin Yassin.
“Bersatu welcomes his membership because it will not only strengthen the party’s position in the Sabah government under the leadership of Chief Minister Hajiji Noor, but also provide a huge benefit to the development and welfare of the people in the parliamentary and state assembly constituencies that he (Mohamaddin) represents,” Hamzah said in a statement.
On Oct 30, Mohamaddin announced that he was quitting Warisan as he wanted to focus on developing both Lahad Datu and Segama.
Hamzah said that at the meeting, Bersatu also agreed to hold its 5th annual general meeting on Dec 18 and 19 at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre with the physical attendance of more than 1,600 delegates.
“As such, we wish all the best to delegates attending the divisional general meetings nationwide that will be held from Nov 26 to Nov 28,” he said.
On the Sarawak state election, Hamzah said Bersatu would hold further talks with the component parties of Perikatan Nasional and Gabungan Parti Sarawak to determine the strategy and preparations for the Dec 18 polls.
On the Melaka polls held on Nov 20, Hamzah said Bersatu felt that the results of the state election showed that PN was a party that was influential as well as had solid support among voters in the state.