PKR reps mum about change in Perak exco

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  • Saturday, 23 Mar 2019

IPOH: The two Perak executive councillors from PKR have refused to be drawn into talks of a possible change in the state exco line-up.

Both Kuala Kurau and Simpang Pulai assemblymen, Abdul Yunus Jamhari and Tan Kar Hing respectively declined to comment when asked on the matter yesterday.

Talk is rife that Abdul Yunus, the state Public Utilities, Infrastructure, Agriculture and Plantation Committee chairman, is the one affected.

“I have nothing to say,” Abdul Yunus told reporters during a press conference after launching the state-level World Water Day forum yesterday.

It has been reported that the state PKR wants to change one state exco member from the party. Currently, there are two PKR members in the exco.

State PKR chief Farhash Wafa Salvador was repor­ted to have said that the matter had been made known to party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim recently.To this, Abdul Yunus said the matter should be discussed internally.

The former state party secretary also said in the interview that he has yet to meet Farhash over the matter.

“I have been with PKR for about 20 years.

“As the government of the day, we must work together like a big family.

“That is how we gain public trust to continue running the state,” said the three-term assemblyman.

Tan, who is the Tourism, Arts and Culture Committee chairman, said he was in no position to comment.

“We have an understanding with the state leadership, and I will always abide by the party’s decision.

“We all have a collective responsibility,” said the state party vice-chairman.

On Thursday, Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu said any move to replace a state exco member must come from the top Pakatan Harapan leadership.

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