500 PKR members in Perlis reportedly quit party

ARAU: Five hundred members of Perlis PKR are reported to be leaving the party, citing a loss of faith in the leadership of party president Anwar Ibrahim, and the lack of attention to grassroot members.

Former Arau division chief, Izhar Kamaruddin Sudin, claimed that 300 members from the Arau division and 200 Padang Besar division members have left the party.

“We made the decision because the state’s leadership council failed to give priority to the welfare of the grassroots, apart from losing faith in Anwar,” he told the media here, today.

Among the Perlis PKR leaders said to have pulled out of the party are the party state’s chairman Mohd Faisol Abd Rahman, Perlis Youth deputy chief and Arau Youth chief, Khairul Aqran Saffie and Padang Besar division deputy chief Ahmad Sofi Abdul Manah.

He said all the members who renounced the party will be mobilised through a non-governmental body (NGO) under the state’s Penggerak Muafakat Nasional, which will be established in the near future.