Reports of Maria Chin and Sivarasa quitting PKR untrue

PETALING JAYA: Claims of Petaling Jaya MP Maria Chin Abdullah and Sungai Buloh MP Sivarasa Rasiah quitting PKR are untrue, reported Malay daily Utusan Malaysia.

Chin had dismissed the claim as mere rumours and added she will not leave as she is loyal with PKR.

"I will not quit the party because I am an authentic supporter of PKR and I am loyal to Pakatan Harapan," she said.

At the same time, Chin also denied she was backing former PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.

"That is all rumours and I don't want to entertain them because my focus now is on the welfare of the people of Petaling Jaya," she said.

Meanwhile, Sivarasa was also quoted by the daily as saying that if he wanted to resign from PKR, he would have done it a long time ago.

"The last time I was approached was last February, when I was offered to leave PKR. But, I rejected it and since then, no one else approached me for such an offer.

"If I wanted to jump, I would have done so earlier."

Meanwhile, PKR communications director Fahmi Fadzil was also quoted as saying that PKR had reached out to Maria and Sivarasa over the rumours.

"That is just a speculation. The party has contacted the two MPs and at this time, we PKR MPs have weekly briefings and they are also present in those briefings," he added.

Speculation of switching allegiance has been rife since high-level audiences were granted by the King to political party heads from last Wednesday (June 9).

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