Thursday, January 28, 2010

Rumoured PKR MP's defection is "nonsense"

Prominent PKR elected reps in Penang have refuted a media report speculating that an MP from their party ranks in the state could be defecting.

“There is no truth to it,” said Penang state exco member Abdul Malik, of the report that a Penang PKR MP could soon become a ‘BN-friendly’ independent. “It’s just speculation.”

“Nonsense,” said Batu Uban state assembly member Sim Tze Tzin (PKR) in a text message from overseas. “Concerted attack to make PKR look bad before Anwar’s trial.”

The party has four MPs in Penang: Anwar, Zahrain, Yusmadi and Tee Beng.

One journalist said Zahrain has also denied the speculation.