Ex-PKR man accused of ‘masterminding’ press conference

(FMT) – Anwar Ibrahim’s political aide today accused a former PKR member of masterminding a press conference he says was aimed at tarnishing the party’s image.

Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak said the press conference was the work of an “unhappy ex-member making a fuss because he has been sidelined”.

“His lifetime membership was terminated years ago after he was found to be tarnishing the party image and also causing divisions among members,” he said in a statement.

Farhash said the ex-PKR member was seemingly working with Muhammed Yusoff Rawther, a former researcher for Anwar, whom he said was sacked for indiscipline.

The grandson of the late Penang consumer advocate SM Mohamed Idris had, at a press conference, criticised authorities for not taking action over police reports he filed against Farhash earlier this year.

But Farhash said that in light of the upcoming PKR national congress, he expected that there would be those out to create “some kind of unrest and turmoil among the members”.

He also claimed that Yusoff was out to seek vengeance and was willing to let himself be “manipulated and used to fulfil his own agenda”.

When contacted, the former PKR member said he would address the matter tomorrow.