PKR hits Mustaffa Kamil hit with show-cause letter

(The Malaysian Insider) – PKR has flexed its muscles against party dissidents once more and slapped a show-cause letter on Mustaffa Kamil Ayub, another leader who recently locked horns with the party leadership.

The former PKR deputy presidential candidate, once said to be the blue-eyed boy of de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, confirmed with The Malaysian Insider this evening that he had received the letter at 12pm today.

“It was delivered to my mailbox at my house in Kota Damansara at 12pm this afternoon,” he said.

Mustaffa, however, refused to divulge further information on the contents of the letter or comment on the matter.

“I only have two things to say — firstly, I received the show-cause letter from the party today, and next, I have no comment,” he said.

Mustaffa also declined to reveal if he planned to respond to the letter.

It is likely, however, that Mustaffa has been called to explain his recent actions during the party’s polls last year. Aside from accusing the PKR leadership of ignoring complaints of irregularities, the leader had also issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the party to either postpone or call off the polls, failing which he would take “firm action”.

When contacted, PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution could not “remember” if the party leadership had issued the letter on Mustaffa.

He, however, indicated that the party could have issued show-cause letters to more than one dissident leader.

“I signed over a hundred of these show-cause letters. I cannot remember if Mustaffa Kamil was one of them.

“Call me tomorrow and I can give you a clearer picture,” he told The Malaysian Insider.

Mustaffa lost in a three-way battle, which later turned into a straight fight, for the deputy president’s post in PKR’s recent nationwide elections.

During the fractious polls, Mustaffa had joined maverick politician Datuk Zaid Ibrahim in complaining against the top leadership’s failure to address growing reports of malpractice and irregularities in the election process.