No disciplinary action against Amirudin, Farhash, says PKR

Amirudin Shari (left) and Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak.

PETALING JAYA: No disciplinary action will be taken against state PKR chiefs Amirudin Shari and Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak over statements the duo made following the emergence of a sex video allegedly implicating party deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali.

PKR disciplinary board chief Ahmad Kassim said today the board is satisfied with the explanations given by Amirudin and Farhash, who are the PKR chiefs for Selangor and Perak respectively.

“As of now, ‘no’,” he told reporters at a press conference at the party’s headquarters here when asked if disciplinary action would be taken against the two.

“Just ‘surat peringatan’ (reminders) so that they don’t repeat what they said.”

Present was PKR vice-president Chang Lih Kang, PKR central leadership council member Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad and party communications director Fahmi Fadzil.

Ahmad added he had relayed to the PKR political bureau earlier today what the two leaders had said.

Farhash and Amirudin were summoned last month to face the party’s disciplinary board.

(From left), PKR disciplinary board chief Ahmad Kassim, party central leadership council member Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, vice-president Chang Lih Kang and communications director Fahmi Fadzil.

Farhash, who is also the political secretary of PKR president Anwar Ibrahim, last month questioned his police remand in connection with the sex video probe.

“No police report has been lodged against me in the first place.

“Anyway, I don’t look like (economic affairs minister) Azmin Ali. So why couldn’t the cops just call me?” he said.

Shortly after his release, he gave a speech to a group of supporters outside the police station, shouting “Anwar for PM” and “Azmin semburit”. Semburit means sexual acts between two men.

Amirudin, who is also Selangor menteri besar, was believed to have been summoned in relation to his speech made at a solat hajat event at his home.

Ahmad said Amirudin, in particular, has shown that he respects the party leadership. Amirudin has also said he does not want to prolong this, he added.

He also said that Amirudin did not mention any name in his speech.

“The political bureau accepted his explanation. The same with Farhash who regretted his statement, apologised to the leadership and promised not to repeat those statements.”

Farhash, he added, wants to maintain party discipline as a party leader.

If Amirudin and Farhash make similar statements in the future, Ahmad said the disciplinary board would adopt a wait-and-see approach.

Meanwhile, on whether any disciplinary action would be taken against Azmin for not attending PKR political bureau meetings, Nik Nazmi said this has not been decided yet.

Ahmad later said no warning letter has been issued to Azmin as this is out of the disciplinary board’s purview. He said this issue is for the secretary-general to handle.

It has been reported that Azmin has not attended a single political bureau meeting or PKR central leadership council meeting since he was re-elected as party deputy president last November.