I was pressured to resign as Penang exco, says PKR’s Dr Afif

PKR’s Dr Afif Bahardin says he has received many offers from other parties in the event he is sacked from PKR.

PETALING JAYA: PKR’s Dr Afif Bahardin says he was asked by members of his own party at the state and federal level to resign as the Penang health, agriculture and agro-based industries committee chairman.

Afif, an ally of sacked PKR deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali, said he submitted his resignation letter following political developments at the federal level which resulted in a change of government.

Earlier today, Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow announced Afif had resigned and, in a press conference hours later, the Seberang Jaya assemblyman said he will continue to support Chow’s leadership.

“That’s why when it was announced, I did not feel any regret or anger with the chief minister’s decision,” he said, adding he met Chow this morning.

On his status in the party, Afif said PKR’s disciplinary board was still weighing his membership.

“I am ready for any action by the party,” he said, adding he had received many offers from other parties in the event he is sacked from PKR.

Afif was among the PKR leaders seen at a gathering of political leaders from both sides of the political divide at a hotel in Petaling Jaya, during what was dubbed the “Sheraton Move”. This eventually led to the change of government.

But Afif, however, insisted his presence there was merely to observe and that he had relayed this to Chow.