Seven PKR MPs came to the defence of fellow MP Zulkifli Noordin after party vice-president Sivarasa Rasiah implied that a warning for members to toe the line was aimed at Zulkifli.
The “Group of 7” MPs defended Zulkifli, saying that the remark by party adviser and Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was only a general statement which was not targeted at any specific individual.
Zahrain Mohd Hashim (Bayan Baru), Wee Choo Keong (Wangsa Maju), Datuk Kamarul Bahrin Abbas (Teluk Kemang), Abdullah Sani Abd Hamid (Kuala Langat), Mohd Yusmadi Yusof (Balik Pulau), Azan Ismail (Indera Mahkota) and Adb Aziz Abd Kadir (Ketereh) gathered at the Parliament lobby yesterday where they challenged Sivarasa.
Did the seven challenge Zulkifli when he distrupted the BAR council forum, gave extreme statements on race and religion etc? Zulkifli had attempted to table several Private Member’s Bills, which were apparently not in line with party policies, and had not consulted the party leadership. One of the bills wanted an amendment to the constitution to strengthen Malaysia's Islamic status.
No, because Wee said Zulkifli had the right “to speak and say what he wants”. Just what he did when he went to the police on the Selangor exco alleged link with the underworld but DID NOT file a police report. Wee, why?
Zulkifli represents PKR and his party is part of PR. What he says has an implication to the coalition.
If Zulkifli can say whatever he wants, PR politicians should not make a fuss about what UMNO leaders say in the future.
How many of the seven should be allowed to keep their seats in the next general election?