LABUAN — Another opposition Member of Parliament (MP) today declared support for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
In a statement on his Facebook account today, Labuan Member of Parliament (MP) Datuk Suhaili Abdul Rahman of Perikatan Nasional (PN) said the decision was made after taking into consideration the grievances of the people of Labuan who are burdened by the rising cost of living and persistent water and power disruptions.
Suhaili also declared support to the Sabah Chief Minister and Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) Chairman Datuk Seri Hajiji Mohd Noor.
“To avoid any confusion, I would like to stress that by pledging my support to the Prime Minister and Sabah Chief Minister, I am still and will remain loyal and faithful as a member of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu).
“Despite the potential risk of facing disciplinary action from the party, I am willing to accept it to safeguard the wellbeing of my constituents, to ensure that they will no longer fall victim to circumstances or lack in various aspects of development due to the conflicts of political narratives,” he said.
“Therefore, I am pledging my support to the government’s policies and initiatives that prioritise the people’s welfare until the next general election,” he said, adding that his decision to support the prime minister is entirely voluntary, free from external pressure, and driven by a sincere desire to benefit the people of Labuan.
Suhaili is a three-term Labuan MP having first won the parliamentary seat in the 1999 general election on a Barisan Nasional (BN) ticket, and retained it in the following general election in 2004.
In the 15th General Election, Suhaili left BN and contested under the PN banner. He obtained 8,124 votes to win the Labuan parliamentary seat, defeating Datuk Bashir Alias of Barisan Nasional by a 708-vote majority.
On another note, Kuala Kangsar MP Iskandar Dzulkarnain Abdul Khalid, also from Bersatu, recently declared his support for the unity government and Anwar’s leadership, giving the same reasons.
Bersatu has issued him a show cause letter. — Malaysiaxpress