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Muda suspends Perak chief for 3 years

It says Mutalib Uthman's conduct violated party directives and discipline.

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A Muda flag hangs in the background ahead of the Johor state election in March. Muda has slapped a three-year membership suspension on its Perak chairman, Mutalib Uthman.
A Muda flag hangs in the background ahead of the Johor state election in March. Muda has slapped a three-year membership suspension on its Perak chairman, Mutalib Uthman.

Muda has suspended for three years the membership of its Perak chairman Mutalib Uthman, who was relieved of his position effective Dec 27. 

Muda secretary-general Amir Abd Hadi said this was decided by the party's central executive committee following a report from its disciplinary board on Mutalib's conduct which had violated party directives and discipline.

"On Oct 30, 2022, Mutalib was found to have uploaded a poster on his personal and Perak Muda social media accounts announcing his intention to contest the Tapah parliamentary seat in the 15th general election, using the party's official channels and posters, without approval.

"This move was found to be against the party’s regulations and was in violation of Clause 5: Responsibilities of members in the Muda constitution, particularly Clause 5.1 (d) Obey and respect party decisions and 5.1 (f) Preserve the good name and dignity of the party," he said in a statement.

Amir said the central executive committee had also received resignation letters from Pahang Muda chief Malani Manimaharan and Penang chief Jazz Tan on grounds of commitment and health issues.

"As such, there is an urgent need for acting appointments. With that, Muda Perak acting chief is Devadas Silvaraju, Penang acting chief is Tineshvar Boontinathan while for Pahang, this will be announced soon," he said.

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