Sack ’em, PKR delegate says after walkout

Che Zam Hamzah of Federal Territories PKR. (Bernama pic)

AYER KEROH: A delegate of Federal Territories PKR has mooted the sacking of delegates, including those aligned to deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali, for walking out of the congress, a proposal which drew thunderous applause from the crowd.

The delegate, Che Zam Hamzah, proposed that those who had walked out be referred to the disciplinary board.

“For the leaders who are not in this hall, enough is enough (with disrupting the congress),” he said when debating the president’s speech at the convention, held at Melaka International Trade Centre.

His proposal was met with chants of “sack them”.

Che Zam went on to say that although members had the right to hold dissenting views in PKR, there should not be attempts to deny Anwar from becoming the eighth prime minister.

“Stop disrespecting Anwar and Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail,” he said.

Earlier today scores of PKR delegates walked out of the party’s national congress with shouts of “balik” (“go back”) being chanted by unhappy members.

Some of the members told reporters here that they were unhappy with the debates on the president’s speech, which some claimed was used to hit out at Azmin.

PKR information chief Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin however dismissed the claims, saying he had not heard any delegate hitting out at Azmin.

Azmin later said the exodus of PKR delegates and observers was ultimately due to Anwar Ibrahim’s failure to keep his promise on the parameters for speeches at the congress.