language such as translating God into Allah, instead of the correct
Tuhan, and sacking anyone who voice reasons, PKR no longer supports
Anyone who loves Justice should not support PKR.
More PKR exodus, warns Zulkifli
Firdaus Abdullah & Shuhada Elis
KUALA LUMPUR: Maverick Kulim Bandar Baru member of parliament Zulkifli
Noordin said tonight that Parti Keadilan Rakyat's decision to sack him
has rendered him an independent MP. He also warned of an exodus of PKR
leaders and ordinary members arising from his sacking. The defiant
Zulkifli further said that he will not be "wasting time" appealing
against the party's decision.
"The thing about allowing me to appeal is just a show put up by the
little pharaohs to show that they're being fair. All this had been
prearranged. But I never expected to be sacked for defending the
sanctity of my religion Islam.
"What they did today is the beginning of the end for PKR. This would
mark the fall and total destruction of PKR. It is clearly a self-
destructive decision," he he told a press conference held at his
office in Wisma Yakin soon after PKR announced its decision.
The PKR supreme council met hours earlier and unanimously endorsed the
disciplinary board's recommendation to sack him.
The council also gave Zulkifli 14 days to appeal against the decision,
PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution Ismail told a press
conference at the party's headquarters in Damansara after the marathon
Zulkifli was sacked for lodging a police report against Pas Shah Alam
MP Khalid Samad.
Another reason for him to be axed, as per the party's disciplinary
board recommendations, was for attacking PKR and Pakatan Rakyat in a
TV3 Soal-Jawab talk show recently.
Saifuddin clarified that the action against Zulkifli had nothing to do
with his open attacks on DAP secretary-general and Penang Chief
Minister Lim Guan Eng.
The meeting, chaired by president Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail,
with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim present, had also asked him to vacate
the Kulim Bandar Baru parliamentary seat with immediate effect.
To this, Zulkifli said that the party should demand for Anwar's
resignation as the leader of the opposition pack in Parliament first.
"I was elected by the people in my constituency and I believe I
command good grassroots support in Kulim Bandar Baru. I have a close
relationship with my constituents who have been following the recent
developments in PKR very closely. I'm sure the people cannot be easily
hoodwinked," he remarked.
The Syariah lawyer-turned-politician was confident that his sacking
would trigger an exodus of leaders, eelcted representatives and
ordinary members who had placed great trust in PKR and Anwar, its de
"The decision to sack me today is a clear indication that the party
has been hijacked by the little pharaohs. (Datuk Seri) Anwar called me
and said it (the sacking) was beyond him. So it just confirms my view
that Anwar has lost control of the party.
"Anwar is preoccupied with the ongoing trial (sodomy trial) and
engrossed with (capturing) Putrajaya, and the little pharaohs have
hijacked the party," he added.
With Zulkifli's sacking, PKR is now left with only 26 members of
parliament, falling behind DAP (28) but still ahead of Pas (23).
In total Pakatan's strength in the 222-seat Parliament has been
reduced to 77 from 81 previously. Barisan Nasional has 137 seats,
Independent – five, SAPP- 2 and PSM-1.
More in Q & A with Zulkifli at http://www.nst.com.my