PKR ‘on verge of collapsing’

(Bernama) – Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) is on the verge of collapsing with senior leaders deserting it one by one, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said.

He said that the departure of these leaders showed that confidence towards the party’s leadership was diminishing.

“PKR is ‘Parti Kian Runtuh’ (a party that is collapsing), with founding leaders quitting one by one.

“This shows that its struggle is not supported, not only by its own leaders but also by the people,” he told reporters after handing over aid at Pekan Ayer Panas here.

He hoped that voters in the Tenang by-election tomorrow would take stock of the fallout in PKR, a partner in the opposition pact which also comprises PAS and DAP.

Muhyiddin was commenting on the decision by Padang Serai MP N. Gobalakrishnan to quit the party today and declared himself an independent MP.

The Umno deputy president said more leaders would leave the party soon.

In ALOR SETAR, Kedah Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman said Datuk Paduka Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah said the decision by Gobalakrishnan was to be expected, saying the party had no real strength.

“This also proves that PKR is weak. The leaders are deserting the party,” he told reporters after handing over aid to 88 families affected by the flood organised by Bernama Radio24.

Ahmad Bashah said he was also confident that PKR would not get any support in the next general election.