Pakatan Rakyat leaders and their supporters must explain the following chronological events.
Amizudin's "Corruption" Revelation Inappropriate - February 28, 2009
Penang Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) chairman Datuk Zahrain Mohamed Hashim said Amizudin Ahmat's revelation of alleged corruption involving two state party leaders was inappropriate. He said the action taken by Amizudin, the Kepala Batas PKR Youth chief was done without the leadership's knowledge and not in accordance with the party's internal channels.
"He should not have exposed it to the media without first referring it to the party as it can affect the party's image. Amizudin yesterday alleged that two state PKR leaders had received bribes from a quarry company. He however declined to reveal the names of the two state PKR leaders who were said to have interest in the company.
PKR Probes Bribery Allegation - March 16, 2009
Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) began probing an allegation that two of the party's state leaders were on the take. A panel set up to look into the allegation by Kepala Batas PKR Youth chief Amizudin Ahmat met Monday. Amizudin was grilled for three hours by the panel headed by Penang State Assembly Speaker Abdul Halim Hussain at the state PKR headquarters at Seberang Jaya here.
Amizudin, who was dropped from the 2009 Seberang Prai Municipal Council councillor line-up, had claimed that two party leaders had allegedly accepted bribes from three quarry companies operating in Prai.
Guan Eng grants leave to Fairus - March 21, 2009
GEORGE TOWN: Penang Deputy Chief Minister I Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin has taken leave for the rest of the week and should be back by Monday unless he extends the leave, said Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.
“I was informed by (PKR de facto leader) Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim yesterday (on Thursday) that Fairus had asked for leave. Although it was sudden, I approved the leave at Anwar’s request,” he said yesterday.
Fairus resignation accepted - March 22 2009
GEORGE TOWN: Embattled Penang Deputy Chief Minister I Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin has faxed his resignation letter to his boss Lim Guan Eng. Chief Minister Lim said he received Mohammad Fairus’ resignation letter that was faxed to his office which stated that he was stepping down as Deputy Chief Minister I and state executive councillor yesterday morning.
Contacted in Petaling Jaya, Anwar said Mohammad Fairus had quit to pursue post-graduate studies.
“He has received a few offers. He has not decided yet,” Anwar told a press conference.
“He can still remain as the elected representative while pursuing his studies. There is no problem as he could return weekly to serve the constituents,” he said after opening Seri Setia Assemblyman Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad’s service centre in Kelana Jaya yesterday.