LARUT: Any decision taken by Segamat MP Datuk Seri Dr Edmund Santhara Kumar to quit Bersatu will not weaken the party, its secretary-general Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin says.
This was because the future of the party was determined by its membership as a whole and not merely on one MP, he said.
“MPs sometimes are only interested in individual interests while it is the members who determine the party’s struggles and ideology,” he said after attending a townhall session at the north zone “Hari Kita Demi Negara” programme organised by the Home Ministry yesterday.
A news portal, quoting sources, reported on Friday that Santhara, who is also Deputy Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister, had resigned from the party.
According to Bernama, Hamzah, said the status of Santhara in Bersatu would be announced later.
He also declined to comment on whether the party leadership had received the resignation letter as reported.
However, party information chief Datuk Wan Saiful Wan Jan was reported as saying that the Segamat MP was only quitting as the head of Bersatu’s associate member wing.
Santhara joined Bersatu in August 2020 and was appointed as the leader of the party’s associated wing.
Meanwhile, Hamzah said Perikatan Nasional would hold a meeting soon regarding the selection of a new logo to be used in the 15th General Election (GE15).
“We have engaged several companies to create designs for us. (We will) discuss and reach a final decision in the upcoming meeting,” he said.
On July 11, Perikatan chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was reported to have said that a new logo would be introduced for use in GE15 following a proposal for changes to be done to its existing logo.