New Delhi: Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who had earlier spoke against India Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has now been sacked from his own political party.
In a letter to Mahathir on Thursday (28 May), the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) Working Secretary Muhammad Suhaimi Yahya said the former Prime Minister’s party membership was terminated after having sat with the opposition during the one-day Parliament session on May 18, an act that violated the party’s constitution, Xinhua news agency reported.
Also sacked were Mahathir’s followers in the party, including his son Mukhriz Mahathir, former Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, former Education Minister Maszlee Malik and former Deputy Finance Minister Amiruddin Hamzah.
Mahathir, who was party chairman, was fired for not supporting Malaysia’s government, which is headed by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, the Bersatu president.
Mohamad was also the co-founder of the party that was formed in 2016.