Mohamed Azmin Ali today reaffirmed his commitment to Bersatu, putting to rest rumours of an impending exit following the move by his former PKR colleague Zuraida Kamaruddin to quit the party last month.
In a statement, he said the ideals and principles of Bersatu’s struggle were also his own.
“We will continue to move together with all Bersatu members to develop a government that is clean and transparent, with integrity and committed to the principles of good governance and the fight for social justice for the common prosperity of all,” he said.
Azmin and Zuraida were among a dozen PKR MPs who left the party in 2020. They joined Bersatu under the Perikatan Nasional coalition led by Muhyiddin Yassin.
They were both appointed to the Bersatu Supreme Council, the party’s highest decision-making body.
Zuraida however announced on May 26 that she had quit the party to join Parti Bangsa Malaysia instead.
She also said she would meet with Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob as soon as possible to discuss her resignation as plantation industries and commodities minister.
Describing Bersatu’s image as dynamic, progressive and inclusive, Azmin said the party was in line with the aspiration to develop a united Malaysia able to face the ongoing challenges.
“The idealism behind the Bersatu struggle which includes the norms of life as well as policies that uplift the dignity of the people has succeeded in generating prosperity for the well-being of the people,” he said.