DISINTEGRATING’

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weak­ness.

“When is­sues are raised by a se­nior mem­ber of the party, it gives the im­pres­sion that there’s an in­ter­nal cri­sis that can’t be re­solved in­ter­nally.

“This will dam­age the party be­cause it will cre­ate a per­cep­tion that there’s a big prob­lem within PPBM and that the party is crum­bling.”

On Sun­day, PPBM Ar­mada chief Syed Sad­diq Syed Ab­dul Rah­man chal­lenged the party’s vice-pres­i­dent Datuk Hami­dah Os­man to re­sign from the party, al­leg­ing that she was the one re­spon­si­ble for the un­rav­el­ling of Perak PPBM.

Re­cently, Ipoh Timur PPBM divi­sion chief Azrul Suhadi Ah­mad Mokhtar and Teluk In­tan chief Je­maat Yaa­cob led more than 1,000 Perak PPBM mem­bers in hand­ing in their res­ig­na­tion let­ters.

They claimed party pres­i­dent Tan Sri Muhyid­din Yassin had failed to re­solve con­flicts at the na­tional and state lev­els de­spite be­ing given a week to do so.

Syed Sad­diq de­scribed Hami­dah as a hyp­ocrite who had turned her back on Muhyid­din af­ter she was de­nied the po­si­tion of PPBM Perak chief.

PPBM Supreme Coun­cil mem­ber An­ina Saadudin, when con­tacted, ex­pressed hope that the party’s top lead­er­ship would ad­dress the is­sue im­me­di­ately.

She said al­though she was stripped of the Srikandi chief’s post last year, she re­mained si­lent over the is­sue in­stead of bick­er­ing over it.

“We must hold on to our prin­ci­ples. If we be­lieve in some­thing, we must fight for it.

“When I was stripped of the Srikandi post, I kept quiet be­cause I have no per­sonal in­ter­est in PPBM.

“I re­spect the party. But if we are no longer ap­pre­ci­ated, or if we feel un­easy with the party’s strug­gle, then quit the party.

“Be truth­ful and fight pro­fes­sion­ally.”

Fol­low­ing the at­tacks against Hami­dah, for­mer PPBM found­ing mem­ber Datuk Seri Khairud­din Abu Has­san said a rookie such as Syed Sad­diq had no right to chal­lenge some­one more se­nior than him.

Khairud­din la­belled Syed Sad­diq as “rude”, “ar­ro­gant” and “stupid”.

Dr Awang Az­man Awang Pawi

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