Take action against Zuraida for insulting leaders, says PKR info chief

PKR information chief Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin says Zuraida Kamaruddin should not have disclosed details of her conversation with party president Anwar Ibrahim.

PETALING JAYA: PKR information chief Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin today proposed disciplinary action be taken against Zuraida Kamaruddin for insults and allegations she made over the weekend which will only prolong the party’s problems.

Shamsul said Zuraida, the party’s vice-president, had insulted communications director Fahmi Fadzil and Perak chief Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak at a 2030 Shared Prosperity Vision dinner held by the team supporting deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali on Sunday.

Zuraida, who is also the housing and local government minister, had described Fahmi and Farhash as a “child in diapers” and “mafia”, respectively.

Shamsul said such comments were unbecoming of a minister.

He also said Zuraida had “arrogantly” revealed her conversation with party president Anwar Ibrahim, an act he described as appalling.

According to Zuraida, Anwar claimed that Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad wanted him to sack his deputy over a gay sex video earlier this year.

She said Anwar made the claim at a private meeting between the two of them at Parliament House about four months ago.

Shamsul, who is also the deputy primary industries minister, said in a statement that details of a conversation with the president should not be revealed to the public, “unless she has an agenda against Anwar”.

He proposed that the party’s disciplinary board take stern action against Zuraida for going against PKR’s ethics and discipline.

He also said the recently concluded PKR congress in Melaka clearly showed there was friction in the party.