Penang PKR distances from Norlela's friendly fire, but won't act

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PKR Penang has distance itself from its Penanti assemblyperson Norlela Ariffin, saying her act of thanking the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for acting on an illegal factory in Seberang Perai was her own business.

Norlela's “Thank you, MACC”, which was posted on her Facebook, came right after state executive councillor on environment, welfare and caring society Phee Boon Poh was arrested by the anti-graft commission for alleged abuse of power on Friday.

Several PKR leaders told Malaysiakini that they could stomach her act of complaining about the illegal factory to the MACC in support of the residents.

“But she went too far when she thanked MACC, which has only been targeting the opposition and going after small fishes, not the big ones like those involved in the 1MDB scandal,” one PKR leader lamented...

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