Former PKR deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali rejected a RM10 million letter of demand from his party and insisted that he would not serve the claim.
“For what? “Why do I have to pay them (PKR) RM10 million? Even if I have money, I will hand over (the money) to the people, I will not hand it over to a damaged party like PKR, “said Azmin who is also the Gombak MP.
Earlier, PKR Treasurer-General Lee Chean Chung was reported to have said that the party would issue a letter of demand to 19 PKR MPs and State Assemblymen who left the party, demanding that they pay RM10 million each to PKR.
Lee said the letter of demand stated they had to pay it within seven days and if they failed to do so, the party had instructed lawyers to take further action against them.
According to a previous report, the total compensation of RM10 million is stated in the documents signed by those who are PKR candidates in GE14.
Meanwhile, former PKR women leader Haniza Mohd Talha said she was confident that no action could be taken against her who allegedly defected.
According to the Lembah Jaya Assemblyman, the demands involved are also ultra vires, which is beyond the jurisdiction.
“I see such actions as ultra vires which is against the Federal Constitution which gives the right to freedom to any citizen to join any registered organization.
“We will look into what the summons is and we are ready with lawyers to take further action,” he was quoted as saying today.
In fact, according to Haniza, he did not leave the party but was fired, apart from the allegation that the party jumped is not true because he is an Independent Assemblyman.
“If I am a member of an organization other than PKR, that (also) does not violate the Federal Constitution,” he said.
Azmin who is also Senior Minister and Minister of International Trade and Industry today advised the relevant parties not to “play politics” too much because the current government’s focus is on the health of the people and the country’s economy.
He said the relevant parties should also emulate Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin who did not talk much about politics as his priority was to save the country’s economy and the health of the people.
“We today put the issue of people’s health and economic issues as the focus … do not play politics a lot because the people need protection and this is also the focus of the prime minister, he rarely mentions politics because the mandate given to him is to save the country’s economy and save the people from being attacked by the Covid-19 epidemic, ”he was quoted as saying.
At the same time, Mohamed Azmin also stressed that Umno President Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s statement that Umno will not join the National Alliance (PN) will not affect the current government.
This is because he said Umno remained supportive of Muhyiddin’s leadership to continue to lead the federal government under PN.
PN is political cooperation involving Bersatu, Umno, PAS and Barisan Nasional component parties besides being supported by the Sarawak Coalition Party.
Meanwhile, commenting on Selangor Umno chairman Noh Omar’s statement that the Selangor National Consensus had completed 90 percent of the distribution of seats to face the next general election, Mohamed Azmin said the issue had not been discussed with PN.
“I have been informed of this, but this discussion was made last year before there was a PN, it does not matter before there was a PN they discussed with MN (Muafakat Nasional).
“That is a logical thing, now we have a PN we have to discuss together, there is no elections, don’t talk, elections are late again, “he said.
3rd August 2020 21:57
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