KUCHING: Former Parti Bangsa Malaysia (PBM) president Datuk Larry Sng said he accepted the party’s decision to appoint Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin as his successor. This is in contrast to his previous insistence that he remain president following media reports on Zuraida’s appointment at PBM’s annual general meeting on Oct 1.
READ ALSO: Zuraida was appointed as the new PBM president Sng said he was dismissed as president through a motion passed at the AGM. This effectively removes me from office. That is allowed in the (party) constitution,” he told The Star on Saturday (Oct 8). READ ALSO: GE15: PBM is only contesting seats held by elected representatives, said Zuraida
Sng said he respected the delegates’ decision, although he claimed many of them did not understand the implications of passing the motion. Some people, including myself, understand it as a transition of power, with (changing) the party hierarchy at a time decided accordingly by the supreme council. READ ALSO: Zuraida claims three more MPs joined PBM.
It was only after the AGM that I found out that they wanted an immediate transition,” he said. Sng added that he would not challenge the matter and would remain a party man “for now”. He also said he had no problem working with Zuraida. Early Saturday, PBM Secretary General Nor Hizwan Ahmad announced Zuraida was officially appointed as party president.
He said this was decided at the PBM supreme council meeting on Friday (Oct 7), which adopted seven motions unanimously agreed to at the party’s AGM. Making Zuraida as president was among the seven motions that were adopted and the necessary process was followed for the appointment,” he said in a statement.
Sng had said on Oct 2 that due process should be done for the proper handing over of the presidency. He also said that the presidency will only be vacant if the president resigns, is removed or leaves the party, adding that he has neither resigned nor left the party.