BATU PAHAT: Serious trouble is brewing down south with allegations of gangsterism and incompetency against PKR state chairman Chua Jui Meng.
In open defiance, 18 division leaders met with reporters here and spewed their angst over Chua's “dictatorial” and “destructive” rule.
"He is a dictator and has destroyed Johor PKR and Pakatan Rakyat," said Saiman Marjuki, spokesman for the group.
Brandishing banners bearing words chastising Chua's leadership style and judgment, the group, which represented 18 of the 26 divisions in the state, said they were fed up with the former health minister's arrogance and arbitrary selection of candidates for state posts.
Saiman said that two weeks ago Chua held a state PKR meeting and announced appointments to state posts without first discussing it with the divisional leaders.
“Those who know Chua got posts even without the divisional leaders meeting to discuss the appointments.
"He thinks he is right but in fact he is a general without soldiers," said Saiman, adding that gangsterism was also now rearing its ugly head in the party .
"I myself have received two threatening SMSes asking me to leave the party. For my own safety, I have reported these SMSes to the police," added Saiman.
On the presidential polls, Saiman said Chua had further shown his “MCA mentality” when he asked the members to vote for Azmin Ali (for the deputy presidency).
“During the PKR elections, Chua called for a meeting and asked us to support Azmin. This is not right.
"As chairman he should not be taking sides in this tussle," said Saiman who also took offence to Chua's recent statement in the media equating PKR politics to that of MCA and BN.
"Recently, Chua issued a statement saying that the situation in PKR was the same as in MCA and Umno.
"He should not have said it. He should not have touched on MCA because it only shows that he has himself brought into PKR, the MCA and BN culture as if we don't have our own leadership styles," said Saiman, who is PKR Sembrong divisional chief.
Johor is the Barisan Nasional fortress that the Pakatan Rakyat coalition is aiming to bring down in the 13th general election.
In wrong company , heellooo Datuk , time for you to either call it a day or follow Zaid's footsteps .PKR is NOT the party for you , they are the same as DAP, ruled by the Father and Son . Even Karpal as Chairman has limited voice . Everything is dictated by Party Advicers .
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