SHAH ALAM: Many party leaders have defected from PKR in the past but the party stayed strong and went on to win the 2018 general election, says Selangor PKR chief Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari (pic).
"Given this, the recent exodus of a group of party members from the Kapar division will not dent the party in any way," said the Selangor Mentri Besar.
PKR women deputy chief and Selangor women’s wing chief Dr Daroyah Alwi, who is from the party’s Kapar division, left PKR earlier this month together with several other division leaders.
The Sementa assemblyman said her reason for leaving was due to a loss of confidence in the party’s ideals and leadership.
Amirudin said he did not think there would be more party members leaving PKR in the state.
“I am confident that (Dr Daroyah and her supporters) were the last.
“We still have 10 elected and appointed members in the committee (in the Kapar division) who want to remain in the party and continue with the state Pakatan Harapan’s government’s aspirations," he said.
Amirudin, who spoke to reporters after the launch of the Selangor Digital e-Supply Chain (Seldec) at the state secretariat on Wednesday (June 24), added that the recent departure was only a “small matter”.
“For me, it’s just a small ripple which does not create a big impact on Selangor PKR," he said.
He added that when leaders had departed from the party in the past, PKR had simply moved on and achieved greater heights such as winning the last general election.
However, he said what had transpired was also a good lesson for the party as despite the trouble, PKR will continue standing tall and remain the people’s representative in achieving the reform agenda.
According to Amirudin, PKR had expelled quite a number of people in recent times over various issues.
“In Selangor, more than 100 people were either levelled with disciplinary action over their conduct or left on their own accord," he said.
He reiterated it was time for PKR to move on and not to look back on those who had left the party.
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