Two PKR Kedah leaders have tarnished the party's reputation
KUALA LUMPUR: Badan Bertindak Anti Penyelewengan Kedah (BBAPK) has revealed two major issues involving Kedah Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) leaders which have not just tarnished the party’s reputation but have also caused loss of confidence among its own leaders.
The organisation’s president Khairul Anuar Ramli said in a press conference in Alor Star, today that a state PKR leader was involved in a misappropriation of fund while another was caught in a compromising situation in a webcam footage that has since gone viral.
Khairul claimed that a source within Kedah PKR revealed that one of its leader has allegedly mismanaged party funds amounting to RM150,000 which was an allocation for branch leaders.
“In 2012, the PKR central committee had given each of the 15 Kedah branch leaders RM10,000 which was supposed to be distributed accordingly but until now the fund has not been allocated to them.”
“This has forced Kedah grassroot leaders to fork out their own money to continue with their projects, “ he added.
Khairul stated that the BBAPK wants the State PKR leader to clarify the allegations.
“We want his clarification on the alleged misappropriation of party funds by making an official statement on whether the allegations are true or false, “ said Khairul.
“Only then can there be an investigation by us into the matter.”
Meanwhile, Khairul claimed that Kedah PKR have requested the party’s top leadership to the State leader. The Kedah PKR has also rejected outsiders such as PKR’s vice-presidents Datuk Saifuddin Nasution and N.Surendran as candidates in the state.
“From what I was told by the source, the fielding of both Saifuddin and Surendran in the state will be an inconvenience to the voters and will affect the party’s workflow due to the fact that both of them do not reside here,” he claimed.
Khairul also revealed about a rather lewd video clip taken from a webcam footage involving a PKR Kedah branch leader.
“The video clip which has gone viral on the Internet showed scenes of the PKR leader in front of a webcam.”
Khairul however said, “If the video clip was meant to slander the PKR leader, he must come out and deny the accusations soon by taking legal action against the blogger who is known as Cili Padi.”
Khairul added that it was important for the leader to come clean to the people of Kedah.
He also claimed that the leader was a councillor in the Seberang Prai Municipal Council (MPSP) and therefore urged the Kedah state government to make an explanation soon over the video associated with one of their leaders.
“From what I was told, each councillor has to take an oath in front of the state government leadership.”
“We don’t want the state government to divert the matter by talking about other issues,” he said.