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PKR sacks five more

PKR wanita chief Haniza Talha (pic) is among the latest casualties of PKR's spring cleaning since February.

Zaidi Azmi
Written by Zaidi Azmi

KUALA LUMPUR – June 26, 2020: In its latest round of sackings, PKR today axed five more party leaders, including Wanita chief Haniza Talha.

The others were Sabah Wanita chief Rahimah Majid, Penang Wanita chief Nur Zarina Zakaria, Sungai Acheh assemblyman Zulkifli Ibrahim and Permatang Pauh deputy chief Dr Afif Bahardin.

The sackings were proposed by the disciplinary board chaired by Datuk Ahmad Kassim and approved yesterday by the central leadership council. The reasons were not stated in a statement from party headquarters.

However, their expulsions are believed to be linked to their links with those now aligned with the ruling Perikatan Nasional coalition.

Additionally, three others were given a warning while an ordinary member was suspended.

Those given warnings are vice-president Tian Chua, Penang communication chief Carolyn Khor and Machap Jaya assemblywoman Ginie Lim.

The suspended ordinary member is Ahmad Raj Abdullah who was involved in an altercation with Tian Chua on March 30.

This is PKR’s fourth round of sackings this year, with the first on February 24, when then deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Azmin Ali and vice- president Zuraida Kamaruddin were sacked for open and blatant betrayal.

The duo along with nine other MPs had rejected the party’s demand for its president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to immediately replace Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad as prime minister.

The group, along with Pribumi Bersatu, then left Pakatan Harapan, causing the collapse of the government.

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Zaidi Azmi

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If Zaidi Azmi isn’t busy finding his way in the city, this 26-year-old northern kampung boy can be found struggling to make sense of the Malaysian political scene. Zaidi can be reached at zaidiazmi91@gmail.com.