Kuala Lumpur, Sept 30 — Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) has appointed Segamat MP Edmund Santhara as the first leader of its associate members wing.
Bersatu Secretary-General Hamzah Zainudin said in a statement that the decision was made unanimously by the party’s Supreme Council chaired by party president Muhyiddin Yassin yesterday.
“The council believes his appointment will attract the membership of many more associate members and boost the support of the people from all walks of life for Bersatu,” he said.
Hamzah also stated that Bersatu’s annual general assembly will be held in December, running from Dec 18 to 19.
“The assembly will be held in a physical capacity, virtually or in a hybrid setting, depending on the approval given and the SOPs set by the authorities”
The setting up of the associate member’s wing is seen as a move to consolidate Bersatu’s parliamentary support among non-Malay MPs who had quit PKR during the 2020 political crisis.
Apart from Santhara, these included Saratok MP Ali Biju, Puncak Borneo MP Willie Mongin, and Ranau MP Jonathan Yassin.