PETALING JAYA: PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution Ismail has slammed moves to lure MPs out of the party, claiming that threats are being made and rewards offered to draw them to leave.
Saifuddin said issues being brought up to coerce MPs to quit the party include matters involving income tax, police and corruption probes.
In a statement, he also claimed there were offers of projects and positions in government-linked companies (GLCs).
“This has happened because the current government has lost majority support in Parliament, and Parliament can sit during the emergency (as announced by the King).
“It’s clear in the eyes of many that the government has not been able to resolve the people’s problems, whether it’s about education, employment or public health.
“PKR condemns these desperate moves to make PKR MPs quit the party to become independent or join the government bloc, whether through threats or rewards,” he said.
Saifuddin called on PKR MPs to uphold their principles and remember that the people will judge their every move and respond to it in the 15th general election.
Earlier today, FMT quoted sources as saying two PKR MPs were in talks with middlemen from Perikatan Nasional to cross over to the governing coalition.
One of the MPs is from East Malaysia, while the other MP who may exit PKR is from the peninsula.