Monday, March 30, 2009

500 Indians desert PKR


Some 500 Indian members dissolved the Jerai PKR division in protest over the choice of the party’s candidate for the Bukit Selambau state seat.

Jerai PKR chief B. Kalaivanar said today he and 500 other members “will not support the PKR candidate or any of the Independents.”

A record 15 candidates, including PKR’s S. Manikumar, are in the race, which also carries a state exco post for the winner unless he is from the opposition Barisan Nasional.

He told reporters he will campaign so that rakyat will not deceived by “PKR lies”.

He disclosed that other divisions would follow suit but did not identify them.

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