Kuala Lumpur, Nov 28 – Communication and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said today he expected more PKR leaders and members to quit the opposition party over disappointment with their top leadership.
He said the unfulfilled promises and shortcomings of the party’s leaders had drained the confidence of members, prompting them to quit the party.
The party leaders were unable to verify their claims that the Barisan Nasional (BN) ‘imported’ 40,000 Bangladeshis (to vote for the coalition in the last general election) and that the BN had won the general election through lies, he said this to reporters after opening the 2013 IEEE 11th Malaysia International Conference on Communications (MICC 2013), here.
Prime Minister and Umno President Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had announced yesterday that 11 Sabah PKR divisional leaders had quit the party and expressed support for the BN.
Selangor Umno Liaison Committee chairman Datuk Seri Noh Omar cautioned that it could not be assumed that PKR had weakened with the resignation of several divisional leaders in Sabah.
He said the PKR leaders had a hold on the people and that was why the party won the general election in Selangor though only 34 per cent of the party’s pledges to the people had been fulfilled.
In KOTA KINABALU, Sabah PKR chairman Datuk Seri Lajim Ukin claimed that only eight PKR leaders had quit the party.
Three of them were divisional leaders, from Kinabatangan, Kota Marudu and Silam, while the rest comprised acting heads, vice-heads and ordinary members, he said.
It was uncertain whether there had been resignations from the Beluran division, he told a news conference at the PKR Building, here.
Lajim also said that PKR had yet to receive the resignation letters of the leaders who claimed to have quit the party and expressed their support for the BN.
He said Sabah PKR would recommend to PKR President Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to sack these leaders.