Sarawak PKR secretary sacked

PKR sacked Betong division chief Vernon Kedit. (Bernama Pic)

By Jack Lapidus

FORMER Sarawak PKR secretary Vernon Kedit has been sacked from the party.

He told reporters in a WhatsApp group last night that he had received the termination letter which was signed by PKR secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail and that no grounds were stated for his dismissal.

“The whole world can see and judge for itself now how a party founded and predicated on the paramount principle of justice has deviated so far away from its core tenet,” he said.

He pointed out that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was sacked from Umno and his deputy prime minister post in 1998 without any valid reasons.

This, he said, led to the formation of Keadilan which was founded to fight this very same injustice.

“Twenty-two years later, he allows his party to do the same to its members without giving a reason other than using a clause in the party’s Constitution. Whither justice in Keadilan?” he questioned.

The letter, dated April 1, cited Article 9.1(D) of the party’s constitution which states that a member can be sacked by the central leadership council.

Asked if he was going to file an appeal over his dismissal, Vernon simply said: “How to appeal if I don’t know the reason for the sacking?”

Vernon joined PKR in 2010 and also served as the party’s Betong branch chief in 2014 and 2018.

He was also previously the press secretary to former Works Minister Baru Bian who has since left PKR.

 

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