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No basis for ROS ultimatum, says KITA chief

December 22, 2012

The party chief Masrum Dayat says former party Kedah head has no case against the party

PETALING JAYA: Parti Kesejahteraan Insan Tanah Air (KITA) chief Masrum Dayat today chided former party Kedah head Zamil Ibrahim, saying that the latter has further exposed his “ignorance and idiocy” by opening his mouth.

“Each and every time Zamil opens up his mouth, it only serves to further expose his ignorance and idiocy.”

“I think he has no basis to give an ultimatum to ROS as it only shows that he is questioning the credibility of a reputable agency.

“Is he clueless that no further action by ROS after almost a year is a clear indication that he (Zamil) has no case against Parti KITA, and that the party’s decisions in all aspects are in order and that the party is on the right track?

“It is immoral to institutionalize personal problems,” Masrum said in a statement today.

The KITA chief was reacting to a report in FMT quoting Zamil who said that the ROS had failed to resolve a constitutional crisis in the party.

KITA has been plunged into a leadership crisis since the sudden announcement by its supposed president Zaid Ibrahim to dissolve the party in February this year.

Zamil Ibrahim and his Penang counterpart Tan Tee Beng who spoke against the dissolution were expelled on Feb 7.

The situation quickly spiraled out of control as Zamil proclaimed that the party’s delegates through the Annual General Assembly (AGM) on Feb 25 passed resolutions to elect him as the new president replacing Zaid.

However, the party’s supposed secretary-general Masrum Dayat, widely seen as Zaid’s man, claimed that he was the party boss following Zaid’s departure.

Demanding a solution to the leadership dispute, Zamil took the ROS to task for failing to resolve the matter despite a complaint lodged on Feb 29.

“Zamil argued that I was appointed by Zaid. This is totally wrong and absurd. I was not appointed by Zaid to the post of the party chief (the highest position in the party).

“I was in fact duly nominated and elected by the party central executive committee (the highest governing body of the party) in a duly convened CEC meeting held about one month ago.

“This appointment was pursuant to Clause 11.6 of the Party Constitution (i.e filling a vacancy in the CEC).

“Zamil should first get himself closely acquainted with the Party Constitution & Structure before passing comments,” said Masrum.

On KITA candidates for the next general election, he said Zamil must bear in mind that all applications to contest must be directed to the party’s candidacy selection committee through state leaders.

“I see no logic why Zamil pretended not to know who these Kedah current party leaders are,” he added.


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