MCLM-backed dentist to re-join PKR

The former PKR member says he quit the party due to the misinformation spread by certain ‘insiders’ but has not seen the light.

(Free Malaysia Today) – The last standing Barisan Rakyat Independence candidate (BRIC) Dr V Nedunchelian today announced that he will not contest in the 13th general election.

The Malaysian Civil Liberties Movement (MCLM)-backed candidate also revealed that he would re-join PKR.

At a press conference here today, Nedunchelian said he had decided to re-join his former party in order to serve the public.

“I have already submitted my application to the PKR headquarters and am waiting for a reply,” he told reporters at PKR Kapar MP S Manikavasagam’s office.

Manikavasagam and other Kapar PKR division leaders were also present.

The dentist said he left PKR when some “insiders” misled him but now realised that the Anwar Ibrahim-helmed party was the best platform to serve the people.

In January this year, MCLM, headed by controversial blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin, a friend- turned-foe of Anwar, introduced Nedunchelian as its candidate for Kapar.

Meanwhile, Manikavasagam, who backed Nedunchelian’s plan to re-join PKR, also warned party members to be cautious of those who were attempting to destroy the party.

“Like what Nedunchelian said, there are some ‘agents’ in the party who are misleading the members,” he added.

According to him, these agent provocateurs were persuading party members to become election candidates and therefore creating internal friction.

“After the 2008 election, everyone wants to be a candidate because of these agents,” he added.

As for the Kapar constituency, Manikavasagam said that currently there was another dentist eyeing the seat despite the latter not having support here.

“This is unhealthy for the party,” he said, advising members to put party interests above self- interests.