KUCHING: A Sarawak PKR lawmaker has denied he is among state party leaders backing PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamarudin.
Lubok Antu MP Jugah Muyang said he was a party man and duty-bound to give his undivided support to PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
“I want to reiterate that my alleged agreement in support of Zuraida was made without my knowledge and prior consent, ” he said in a statement Friday (Jan 24).
He added that the party's disciplinary committee should deal with the issue of Zuraida, who was issued a show-cause letter on Jan 15 for alleged transgressions against the party.
Jugah was responding to statements issued by Sarawak PKR information chief Desmond Kho and deputy chairman Baharuddin Mokhsen in support of Zuraida.
Kho had said on Monday (Jan 20) that the state PKR stood behind Zuraida without hesitation and called for the show-cause letter to be retracted.
This was backed by Baharuddin, who said on Wednesday (Jan 22) that Kho's statement was a “collective statement” representing the “majority consensus voice” of the state leadership council.
Baharuddin's statement came after Batang Lupar divisional chief Abang Zulkifli Abang Engkeh distanced himself from Kho's statement.
Abang Zulkifli said Kho's statement did not reflect the views of all 31 PKR divisions in the state.
He also said the Batang Lupar division supported the party's action to investigate Zuraida.
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