Saifuddin: Ruthless attacks and accusations against party violates party ethics

(Bernama) – Ruthless, overzealous attacks and baseless accusations made against Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) and Pakatan Rakyat leaders were against the culture, ethics and discipline of the party, said PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.

He added that although there was room to air their grievances in the party, it was not a ticket for any member to make such strong attacks.

“PKR is a party that respects the rights of an individual to debate and deliberate differences with party leaders.

“At the same time, the party also provides a channel and forum for every member to take part in decision making,” he said in a statement sent through e-mail today.

Saifuddin said the party would take firm action against anyone, no matter what position they hold, if they breached party rules but they would be given a chance to put forward their opinion.

He also said that the media had actually painted wrong and incorrect reports of conflicts within the party.

“PKR and Pakatan Rakyat regard this as a challenge,” he said.