PETALING JAYA: The dismissal of two PKR members was made on a suggestion by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, according to the party’s communications director Fahmi Fadzil.
He said the party disciplinary board had suggested that PKR Bera division chairman Zakaria Abdul Hamid and an ordinary member, Ismail Dulhadi, be given the boot following an investigation by the MACC.
“The central leadership council is of the view that the MACC’s investigation is thorough and complete and therefore there was no need for the party to investigate the matter,” Fahmi said.
Zakaria and Ismail were investigated by the MACC following allegations of graft during the party elections’ last year.
Earlier today, Zakaria accused the party of taking action against him without an opportunity to defend himself.
He also said that he had not been informed officially yet about his dismissal from PKR, which was announced by disciplinary board chairman Ahmad Kassim after a leadership meeting today.
Zuraida slams ‘selective’ PKR after 2 members sacked
PETALING JAYA: PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin today hit out at her party, accusing it of being selective in taking disciplinary action against some of its leaders.
This followed PKR’s announcement that it had sacked central committee member Zakaria Abdul Hamid and ordinary member Ismail Dulhadi on a suggestion by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) following investigations into the duo.
Zakaria is also PKR’s Bera division chairman.
Zuraida said if it was true that MACC had suggested action against Zakaria and Ismail before they were found guilty in court, the party should also act against members who had broken the country’s laws.
“This includes cases of assault and soliciting bribes during party elections and other publicly known cases,” she said.
The sackings of Zakaria and Ismail, she added, would only raise questions about whether the party was being selective in taking disciplinary action.
“This is because action is only taken against certain individuals who are seen as siding with certain leaders.
“I denounce the party’s selective action and call for an immediate reform of the leadership if the party is to be saved.”
Zakaria and Ismail were investigated by MACC following allegations of graft during the party’s election last year.
PKR communications director Fahmi Fadzil said they were given the boot following a “thorough and complete” investigation.
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