Ex-PKR Youth deputy chief Afif gets show-cause letter

Dr Afif Bahardin says he learnt several other PKR Youth leaders have been issued similar show-cause letters.

GEORGE TOWN: Former PKR Youth deputy chief Dr Afif Bahardin has been issued a show-cause letter by the party’s disciplinary board for allegedly causing trouble at the party’s youth congress last year.

Afif, the PKR Permatang Pauh division deputy chief, said he received the letter yesterday afternoon. He has 14 days to reply.

He said he learnt that several other PKR Youth leaders had been served a similar show-cause letter although he did not have their names.

“I will be contacting my friends to find out how many received this letter,” he told reporters after attending an event to unveil the Penang football squad’s new jersey by Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow here last night.

The show-cause letter, dated Feb 20 and signed by disciplinary board chairman Ahmad Kassim, alleged that Afif was involved in activities to sabotage the youth congress in Ayer Keroh, Melaka, on Dec 6 last year.

Afif, who is als the state Agriculture, Agro-based Industry and Rural and Health Development Committee chairman, said this was the first time he had heard of the charges against him.