Senator Datuk T Murugiah has no plans to set up a new party or to bring his supporters over to the opposition even though he is now without a post in People’s Progressive Party (PPP). Murugiah, the former supreme council member of the party, said today that he and his supporters were still active as Barisan Nasional (BN) Supporters Club.
“My supporters agreed to be with me, therefore I have no plans to set up a new party or to support the opposition. We will continue working with BN and support Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s leadership.
“We agreed and accepted the decision by the Registrar of Societies (ROS) now. Meanwhile, we will make an appeal,” he told Bernama here, today.
Murugiah was dismissed by the PPP’s Disciplinary Board as a supreme council member of the party on misconduct, where he declared himself as the new president of PPP following an extraordinary meeting in Putrajaya last May, which he claimed, was according to the party’s constitution.
When asked on his position as Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (JPM), he said it was up to the prime minister to decide.
“I leave it to the prime minister because it is his prerogative, and he understands that I had played my role since being appointed as deputy minister in JPM.
“I believe he will decide on my future and my supporters of nearly 157,000 people. They are important to win back our seats which we lost in the last election,” he said.
Meanwhile a convoy of 200 lorries at the Vinayagar Sathurthi celebration in the city achieved a new record in Malaysia Book of Records as the longest lorry procession.
The Ganesha Lord was paraded since 7.30am from the Sri Maha Mariamman temple, Damansara to six other temples in Kuala Lumpur. – Bernama