MIZAN Adli Mohd Noor will still chair the PKR Youth (AMK) congress although he has been sacked as the wing’s permanent chairman.
Mizan said his status as the permanent chairman is constitutional as he was picked in last year’s National Congress Assembly.
“I will chair the AMK National Congress Assembly. That is the trust given by the delegates and I will shoulder the responsibility, and if they want to replace me, they can make the suggestion during the upcoming congress,” he told the Malaysian Insight.
Last week, AMK sacked Mizan and his deputy Mohd Ramly Ahmad on the basis that they are above the age of 35, thus breaching the age of eligibility for the posts.
Some AMK leaders branded the sacking as unlawful as it was made outside of the congress.
Mizan also questioned PKR’s leadership, which has yet to make any official statements on the issue.
“I have not been told either from the youth leadership or the central committee leadership on my termination as AMK permanent chairman. I only received an email on the official letter,” he added.
Mizan said the termination is against the party’s constitution and is a desperate attempt by some in the party to use the AMK national congress for their own political interests.
“Under the constitution or the AMK standing orders, there is no provision to allow the central committee or the AMK central committee to sack the permanent chairman and his deputy.
“We were picked in the congress, the highest authority in the party. We can only be removed through the congress,” he said.
“The permanent chairman and his deputy is part of the congress as stipulated under clause 10 in the standing order.
“Therefore, the party’s election committee allowed our nomination to contest in the last congress because both positions are not tied to the age factor under the AMK leadership structure,” he explained.
PKR sec-gen slaps down talk of second congress by breakaway faction
KUALA LUMPUR – PKR secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said yesterday there is no such thing as PKR holding a separate congress.
He dismissed allegations of a group of supporters of PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali planning to hold a separate congress parallel to the official National Congress on the same date in the federal capital.
The PKR National Congress is scheduled for Thursday to Sunday in Melaka.
Saifuddin Nasution said that as the party secretary-general, he had issued only one notice for this year’s congress and any other so-called congress will only be a normal meeting.
“The congress must be chaired by an appointed permanent chairman and the annual and financial statements will be issued by me. These can happen only at an official annual congress,” he told Bernama when met at the launch of the Restoran Santan dan Kafe T & CO, here.
Saifuddin Nasution said the annual and financial statements have been prepared and 2,615 eligible delegates have confirmed their attendance at this year’s congress.
He also said that he has yet to receive confirmation of the attendance of the deputy president.
“The congress is the most important event in the annual calendar of a political party and it is subject to conditions of the Registrar of Societies which, if not adhered to, can have a detrimental effect on the party,” he said.
Meanwhile, PKR communication director Ahmad Fahmi Mohamed Fadzil said there is not going to be any vote of no-confidence against PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim at the annual congress.
All motions from the divisions and wings have been sent to the committee level and there is no such vote, he said.