PKR Youth demands Haziq to be sacked from party

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 19 Jun 2019

SHAH ALAM: PKR youth members are demanding that Santubong PKR youth chief Muhammad Haziq Abdul Aziz is expelled from the party.

The 27-year-old came into the limelight recently after claiming he was one of the two men in a series of three sex videos that had taken the nation by storm.

He alleged the other man was Economic Affairs Minister and PKR deputy president, Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.

Azmin is strongly denying the allegation, saying it was manufactured to tarnish his reputation and destroy his political career.

He has also stated that he was convinced "the evil and cruel" slander came from within PKR.

Meanwhile, PKR Youth vice chief, Mohd Nazree Mohd Yunus said it was incumbent of the party's disciplinary board to kick Haziq out, given the damage he has done to the party.

"Our decision in seeking his expulsion comes following the announcement made by the disciplinary board earlier on Wednesday (June 19)," said Mohd Nazree.

He was speaking to reporters following a meeting of national PKR Youth leaders aligned to Azmin on Wednesday night.

The party's disciplinary board had merely decided to issue Haziq a issue a show-cause and give him two weeks to reply.

The youth meeting was chaired by its deputy chief, Hilman Idham, who is Gombak Setia assemblyman and Azmin's political secretary, who left soon after to give the other members the space to discuss the issue at hand.

Mohd Nazree the meeting had also decided that PKR must return to its original agenda.

"We want the party to return to its original struggle of defending the rights of the people, as opposed to only championing one individual and family members," he added.

To a question if PKR's 20-year "Reformasi" identity has ceased to be relevant, Mohd Nazree the party's reformation struggle must be in line with the present political situation and issues.

"The current political trend cannot centre around just one individual and his family, and so the party must return to the true essence of Reformasi," he reiterated.

Mohd Nazree said the youth members were prepared to face what may come in line with their stand.

He also said the Youth members who convened the meeting, all of whom were winners in the party polls last year, stood firmly in support of Azmin in rejecting the slander levelled against him.

To a question if a conflict may arise between the two top leaders of the party given the current situation, Mohd Nazree said only time can tell if such a thing would happen.

Although most of the elected youth leaders were there, the wing's chief Akmal Nasir, who is Johor Baru MP, was conspicuously missing from the group.

Akmal was in Team Rafizi in the party polls last year.

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