KUALA LUMPUR: The presidents of Barisan Nasional component parties, namely MCA, MIC and PBRS, have allegedly signed a letter of no confidence against coalition chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pic).

The Star sighted the letter dated Nov 23, which was addressed to Barisan secretary-general Datuk Seri Zambry Abdul Kadir.

“We, as the official representatives of MCA, MIC and PBRS, take a vote of no confidence against the chairman for betraying the decision of the Barisan supreme council meeting of Nov 22, to not support any party in the formation of government.

“The ten statutory declarations sent to Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin were retracted upon the decision of the Barisan supreme council.

“However, Ahmad Zahid was found to have sent a letter to the Palace at noon on Nov 22 after the Barisan supreme council meeting.

“The letter from Ahmad Zahid stated that 30 Barisan MPs were in support of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

“This obviously betrays the decision made by the Barisan supreme council and he also relayed this erroneous message to the King, which is akin to treason,” stated the letter.

It further called for Ahmad Zahid to step down and be replaced by his deputy Datuk Seri Mohammad Hassan.

“This was proposed by the MIC president in the Barisan meeting on Nov 22 but the meeting was disrupted when the president allowed Barisan MPs to enter the room although the meeting had yet to be completed,” stated the letter.

Efforts have been made to contact Zambry, who has yet to respond to the veracity of the letter.