SEBERANG JAYA: Former PKR deputy youth chief Dr Afif Bahardin claims that he resigned as state executive councillor because he was pressured to do so by the PKR state and central leadership.
He, however, said he was still a PKR member as his position in the party is still being reviewed by the party disciplinary board and leadership.
"I am still a party member and Seberang Jaya state assemblyman," he said during a press conference at his house Wednesday (March 4).
He said he decided to relinquish his position as the state Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry, Rural Development and Health Committee chairman after being advised to do so by Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow during their meeting early Wednesday morning.
When asked whether he will follow in the footsteps of former PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, Dr Afif said he is committed to the struggle of the party in defending the right of Malaysians.
"I received a lot of offers from other political parties but I am committed in my stand that this country should be led by people-centric leadership and with integrity," he said.
Dr Afif, however, refused to divulge which political parties have offered him to crossover.