Zuraida feeling guilty, says Saifuddin as PKR bad blood continues

KUALA LUMPUR: The bad blood in PKR continued today after its divisive congress over the weekend, with secretary- general Saifuddin Nasution hitting out at vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin for saying she was prepared to be sacked from the party.

Saifuddin said the statement Zuraida made at an event bringing together supporters of deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali was an “admission of guilt”.

“Those who are aware that they have gone against the party’s displinary (board), they are the ones who will talk about being sacked,” he told reporters on the sidelines of the launching of an economic report by the World Bank Group Global Knowledge and Research Hub.

Zuraida is among senior leaders who had been absent at PKR weekly meetings.

At an event called “Vision 2030 Shared Prosperity Dinner” attended by Azmin and supporters, Zuraida said she and the deputy president were ready to be sacked if it meant the party would return to the right track.

She also said that Anwar Ibrahim had claimed privately that Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad wanted to sack Azmin over a gay sex video earlier this year.

When asked, Saifuddin said he would leave the matter to the police.

Saifuddin said he would not respond to Zuraida’s attack against him, adding that as an elected vice-president, she should attend PKR meetings.

“Whatever issues to discuss, it should be discussed at the meeting,” he said.

He said delegates at the just concluded party congress in Melaka had clearly spoken out against those who went against party rules, including by not attending meetings.

“But Anwar’s view is to reconcile and discuss,” said Saifuddin.