PKR To Act Against ‘Party Member’ Who Called On President To Quit

(MD) – Action will be taken against a Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) member for publicly calling on party president Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to quit her party post, said Wanita PKR chief Zuraida Kamaruddin (picture).

Responding to a recent reproach from Amizan Mat, a purported member from the party’s Ampang branch, Zuraida said it was doubtful that the former was indeed a PKR member as his name was not registered in the latest membership list.

“Our latest membership lists does not register Amizan Mat as a member. If he is, I would like him to come forward and reveal his membership card,” Zuraida told Malaysian Digest when contacted recently.

The Ampang MP also stressed that any dissatisfaction with the party’s leadership should be brought up in the party’s monthly meetings instead of making it public.

“Members who are not satisfied with the top leadership can raise the issue in the monthly Cabang (branch) meeting. Matters like this should be highlighted and discussed via proper channels,” she said.

Zuraida said she did not rule out the possibility that political rival Umno had a hand in Amizan’s harsh criticisms against Wan Azizah which was published in Umno-owned New Straits Times on Monday.

“If he is a party member, action will be taken against him for deprecating PKR leaders in public. Amizan Mat’s membership can be revoked or sacked. If he is not a member of PKR Ampang, then it is clearly the works of BN Umno that has been bereft of issues,” she added.

In the report, Amizan had called for Wan Azizah to pass the party reins to her deputy, Azmin Ali.

He also blamed the party president for failing resolve many issues for far too long.

“Issues like the allegation of PAS Syura Council rejecting (Opposition leader) Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as a prime minister candidate, Anwar’s stand on Israel and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and the use of the word ‘Allah’ (by non-Muslims) are unresolved.

“What is Wan Azizah doing to address them?” said Amizan in the report.

He had said Wan Azizah was also not fit to be a party president as she would not be contesting in the upcoming polls.

“What kind of a party president does not contest a parliamentary seat? What’s the point of being a president then?”