Act against Zuraida, PKR info chief tells disciplinary board
Published:  Dec 10, 2019 11:24 AM
Updated: 11:24 AM

Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin has called on the PKR disciplinary board to act against party vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin over her statements during a dinner at the Renaissance Hotel on Sunday night.

According to the PKR information chief, Zuraida (above, right) had insulted and disparaged several party leaders such as communications director Fahmi Fadzil and PKR Perak chief Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak.

Shamsul (above, left) said that the housing and local government minister's remarks were both discourteous and unethical.

“Her personal attacks against Fahmi and Farhash is most regrettable and not reflective of her position as a cabinet minister,” he added in a statement this evening.

Fahmi and Farhash are aligned to PKR president Anwar Ibrahim whereas Zuraida is from the opposing camp headed by deputy president Azmin Ali.

During her speech at the dinner, Zuraida accused Fahmi and Farhash of influencing Anwar and described the former as a “novice” and the latter as a “mafia.”

Meanwhile, Shamsul also referred to the PKR vice-president sharing details of her conversation with Anwar.

“I have been made to understand that during the event, Zuraida had arrogantly disclosed certain things from her purported conversation with the PKR president.

“This is a disgusting trait because the integrity of such conversations must be safeguarded and not exposed in public unless she has a certain agenda towards Anwar.

“Therefore, I am suggesting that the disciplinary board take stern and harsh action against Zuraida because what she did clearly violates party discipline and ethics. This cannot be accepted when done by a senior leader who serves as an example for the members,” he added.

Zuraida had claimed Anwar attempted to convince her that it was Azmin in the sex video, which made headlines in June.

She also claimed Anwar told her that Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad wanted him to sack Azmin.

The housing and local government minister, in her fiery speech, added that she and Azmin did not fear being dismissed from the party.

The dinner at the Renaissance Hotel was symbolic as it was the same venue where PKR was founded two decades ago.

The gathering came hours after Azmin's supporters snubbed the last day of the PKR congress which was closed by Anwar in Malacca.

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