PKR has been urged to expel its member, Badrul Hisham Shaharin, better known as Chegubard, for his constant social media updates which are claimed to have jeopardised the party’s image.
Selangor PKR Youth in requesting for the above action to be taken against Chegubard, handed a letter of complaint to the party accompanied with examples of his recent actions which had directly attacked among others, the party’s deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali.
The Youth wing’s Selangor state division deputy chief Zainol Abidin Mohamed said in the letter delivered to PKR’s disciplinary board today, the wing had called for a thorough and detailed investigation over their claim and hoped that it would also be handled in a professional and transparent manner.
“We will never compromise with any individual who wished to disrupt the party’s unity and harmony.
“We have also requested for the board to investigate possibilities of him being funded by certain quarters in the party who appear to be aiming for a split within the party,” he told reporters at PKR headquarters here, adding that if the element was proven to be true, all those involved should face serious disciplinary action.
He said Chegubard, by making open allegations against the party leadership, had acted unethically and without morals and hence, for the sake of the party’s dignity, the latter should have his membership terminated.
“I want to insist that we fully support democratic principles including the right to criticise and reprimand party leadership, but those should be done in accordance to the party’s Constitution.”
He cited examples supporting his claim which included Chegubard’s recent blog post alleging that Mohamed Azmin was attempting to topple PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
“Our checks also revealed that he often used social media platforms to taint Mohamed Azmin’s image which consequently, affected the party’s.”
Chegubard, through his blog, had recently alleged that Mohamed Azmin was in the midst of planning a coup by way of a petition which would force a Special PKR supreme council to be held to discuss the party’s hasty formation of new coalition pact Pakatan Harapan.
He also claimed the existence of a movement among the party’s former leaders and activists aiming to form a new party, a splinter of PKR.