Syed Saddiq blasts PPBM member over contract grouses

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia Armada chief Syed Saddiq speaks at the party’s second annual grand meeting in Putrajaya December 30,2018. — Picture by Shafwan Zaidon
Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia Armada chief Syed Saddiq speaks at the party’s second annual grand meeting in Putrajaya December 30,2018. — Picture by Shafwan Zaidon

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 30 — PPBM Armada chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman interrupted his speech at the party’s general assembly today to reprimand a member for allegedly shaming a minister over a contract that did not materialise.

He did not identify the party member in question but said such remarks could invite the attention of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.

“The delegate from Wilayah (Persekutuan) had the cheek earlier to name the minister who promised (contract). Doesn’t make sense!

“Just imagine! That could become a MACC case!” he said.

He also told party members to use the correct channels for their complaints.

“Go see PKR, DAP, Amanah. They don’t dare talk about things like these in public!

“Where is our honour?” Syed Saddiq exclaimed to cheers.

He also did not name the other minister mentioned.

In his speech, the Muar MP also reminded his party leaders of the harm of the sabotage culture and its effects on loyal members.

“It is utterly unfair for those who have been struggling for the party for so long, to suddenly be stripped of their posts, without using the proper channel.

“Don’t let the hand that appointed them be the hand that throws them away after all that they have fought for,” Syed Saddiq said to cheers from the over 1,300 delegates in the hall.

It is believed that Syed Saddiq was referring to some PPBM division chiefs who allegedly employed underhanded tactics to get rid of their divisional Armada leaders.

“Mistakes are normal. Forgive, help and guide them,” he added.

Syed Saddiq also called on the delegates to remember PPBM’s original ideology to serve the people and not themselves.

He used Umno as an example of a party that “had it all” but still lost.