PETALING JAYA: Eleven PKR MPs aligned to Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali have announced they are leaving the party and will become independents.
"We, the MPs of PKR, announce our decision to leave PKR and the Pakatan Harapan coalition to form an independent bloc in Parliament," they said in a statement issued at 2.15pm Monday (Feb 24).
The statement was signed by MPs Azmin (Gombak), Zuraida Kamaruddin (Ampang), Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah (indera Mahkota), Baru Bian (Selangau), Datuk Kamaruddin Jaafar (Bandar Tun Razak), Datuk Mansor Othman (Nibong Tebal), Datuk Rashid Hasnoon (Batu Pahat), Datuk Seri Santhara Kumar (Segamat), Ali Biju (Saratok), Willie Mongin (Puncak Borneo) and Jonathan Yasin (Ranau).
Among them are four full ministers.
The 11 MPs also hold major top positions in PKR and are aligned to Azmin, against the faction of PKR President Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.