KLANG: Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari (pic) has slammed Sementa assemblyman Dr Daroyah Alwi for leaving PKR.
In a strongly-worded statement issued late Saturday (June 13) night, Amirudin, who is also Selangor PKR chief, challenged Dr Daroyah to also quit as Sementa assemblyman.
“I urge Dr Daroyah to immediately resign as Sementa assemblyman if she still has any dignity left," Amirudin said in the statement.
He said Dr Daroyah’s action was a betrayal of the people’s mandate given to Pakatan Harapan to administer Selangor in the 14th General Election.
He added that Selangor PKR aspired to deliver its best in respecting the people’s mandate.
Dr Daroyah, who was the PKR women’s wing deputy chief, Selangor PKR women’s chief, Kapar division chief and state legislative assembly deputy Speaker had left the party on Saturday together with 48 others, comprising mainly leaders from her Kapar division.
Meanwhile, several division leaders have also spoken out against Dr Daroyah’s resignation.
Kuala Selangor division chief Juwariya Zulkifli claimed Dr Daroyah had been flitting between camps and unsure where her loyalty should lie for quite a while.
“She was initially unsure about which leader she should be loyal to and many tried to convince her to remain with the party," Juwariya alleged.
Sungai Besar division chief Azhar Achil alleged that Dr Daroyah had moved in tandem with party members who had turned detractors.
He also claimed most of those who quit on Saturday, including Dr Daroyah, were on the verge of being booted from the party.
“Most of those who had resigned were facing disciplinary action and had been issued with show cause letters," Azhar alleged.
Dr Daroyah had disclosed at the press conference where she announced her departure that the PKR disciplinary committee had issued her a show cause letter dated May 15.
Sentosa division chief Gunaraj George said it was sad that Dr Daroyah had disrespected the people who had voted for her to serve them in her capacity as a PKR member.
“I would like to call upon others from PKR who can no longer be loyal to the party leadership and respect the people’s mandate like Dr Daroyah to leave the party immediately," Gunaraj said.
Meanwhile, Selayang division chief William Leong said Dr Daroyah’s departure from PKR was foreseeable.
However, he deemed it necessary for detractors within the party to exit PKR.
“Dr Daroyah’s exit was inevitable but it is good for the party as everyone knows there’s a split within PKR," Leong said.
He added that people who were no longer in tandem with the party ideals and its leadership should leave PKR in order for the party to heal and move on.