KUALA LUMPUR, March 14
Three Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) leaders had their handphones hacked, with messages claiming that its Pakatan Rakyat (PR) ally, PAS, was out to ruin the Kajang by-election.
PKR communications director Fahmi Fadzil said that devices belonging to deputy president Azmin Ali and vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar were hacked by irresponsible quarters.
“This sabotage we believe was aimed at creating schisms in PR. Further action will be taken,” a text message by Azmin’s office read.
Meanwhile, fellow vice-president Tian Chua tweeted that his handphone had either been hacked or his number cloned to send out messages warning about PAS’ intention.
“They want to create suspicion between PAS and PKR. This is Barisan Nasional’s (BN) dirty tactic.”
PKR is aiming to re-capture the Kajang state seat after incumbent Lee Chin Cheh resigned to pave the way for Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to become Selangor’s next Menteri Besar.
However, Anwar’s plans were seemingly derailed after the Permatang Pauh Member of Parliament was disqualified following the Court of Appeal’s decision to overturn his acquittal for sodomising his aide in 2008.
Anwar’s wife and PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has since replaced him to contest against BN’s Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun on March 23.