250 Ampang PKR members say they are leaving

Ampang PKR vice-chief D Nallan leading the members in quitting the party.

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 250 members of the Ampang PKR division, including its committee leaders, announced that they were quitting the party, effective today.

Its vice-chief, D Nallan, said the decision was made after they lost confidence in the leadership of party president Anwar Ibrahim and the lopsided scenario of sacking and suspension of party members that had led to a split in the party.

He claimed that those who quit the party included members from three different committees — division committee (13 members), youth committee (12), and women’s committee (nine). This, he said, left the division automatically dissolved.

“When we have two-thirds of the elected committee members quitting the party, we have the power to dissolve the Ampang PKR, as enshrined in the party constitution,” he told a press conference here today.

In the meantime, Nallan said the group fully supported the Perikatan Nasional government led by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and would carry on their struggles via organisations like Penggerak Komuniti Negara, Nation of Women and Pemuda Negara.

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