While the heat is on UMNO's Ahmad Ismail, do you still remember what PKR's Kulim-Bandar Baharu MP Zulkifli Nordin did at the Bar Council forum on Article 152?
In a dated news report, Zulkifli said he had received a phone call from PKR advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, telling him to campaign in the Permatang pauh by-election. He said Anwar had also told him he "understood" his reasons for being at the forum.
A reporter friend of mine who was at the Permatang Pauh by-election told me earlier that it was unlikely for PKR to take any disciplinary action against Zulkifli. She was spot on.
Zulkifli argued that he was there as an Exco member of Pertubuhan Peguam Pembela Islam (Organisation of Lawyers Defending Islam) and not as a PKR MP. Similarly, Ahmad can say that he made the remark as a Malay ultra and not as a division leader of UMNO.
Before the by-election, Anwar said his party will be mulling an action against Zulkifli. It is only right we ask him if he still remember his promise?
PKR was expected to discuss action to be taken against Zulkifli for his behaviour during the protest. Party deputy president Dr Syed Husin Ali had said a show-cause letter would be issued to Zulkifli after the polling day in Permatang Pauh on Aug 26.