16 April, 2009

An Outrageous Resignation & PKR Should Take Responsibility By Letting PAS or DAP Be Pakatan Rakyat's Candidate For Penanti

I would like to declare my disappointment over today’s resignation announcement by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR)’s, Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin as Penanti assemblyman.

The reasons given out by him for his resignation, in particular to further his studies and to spend more time with his family, are totally unacceptable, (save as for death, illness or other conditions rendering the assemblyman unfit to discharge his duties).

Such an outrageous resignation, including the one at Bukit Selembau (also by PKR assemblyman) would cause a total waste of tax payers’ money and time.

I hope that the Election Commission would look into this matter seriously and take the appropriate steps to propose amendments to existing laws so as to penalize such assemblyman in future.

I also hope that Parti Keadilan Rakyat should be responsible towards the outrageous resignation of their assemblyman and would have the dignity in not fielding a candidate from their party this time. Instead, PKR should allow other party in Pakatan Rakyat i.e. DAP or PAS to field in as Pakatan Rakyat candidate for the Penanti by-election.