Malaysian MP to quit from PKR party
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, Dec. 28, 2008
NRI S. Manikavasagam, MP, 43, is quitting from PKR
party because he was disappointed with the attitude of Selangor
PKR (Parti Keadalan Rakyat) leaders, who he claimed had neglected
the needs of the people. He is also a member of PKR’s supreme
council and one of its Selangor liaison deputy chairmen.
- He will make an official announcement before Wednesday.
- He had made up his mind and it’s final. He is not joking
and he is very serious this time
- He had expressed his intention to do so a few days ago.
- This decision is indeed a firm action and it will be his New
Year ‘gift’ to the party
- He must leave PKR to become an independent MP as he was disappointed
with the attitude of Selangor PKR leaders.
- His voters know that he has been serving them and he does not
want to be cheated again after 50 years
Manikavasagam had also been called a liar for his involvement in
the protest against the move of the Klang bus and taxi station to
a new location at Klang Sentral in Kapar. He had been accused by
a fellow PKR leader of acting like the opposition and very disappointed.
He had to get support from other PKR leaders when faced with criticism
from other state assemblymen.
The Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), The Democratic Action Party (DAP)
and Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) formed the loose PR alliance a
month after the opposition's biggest-ever electoral success in the
March general election.
There is major issue, the party is spliting because the Pakatan
Rakyat (PR) alliance is the insistence by one of its members, Parti
Islam SeMalaysia (PAS), to push ahead with its agenda of imposing
hudud or Islamic criminal laws.
The Democratic Action Party (DAP), chairman Karpal Singh draws
its support mostly from the Chinese and Indian communities, is deeply
opposed to the proposed laws which, among other things, allow for
the amputation of limbs for thieves and caning for adulterers.
Umno politicians fret less about whether it is possible to govern
this country of 26 million people without the two-thirds majority
in Parliament; and foreign diplomats here have called time predicting
the fall of the government.