It's one headache that Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng can do without. His PKR partner has given him endless problems with their infighting, which is reminiscent of Umno. The PKR Deputy Chief Minister has long been a target of Penang PKR squabbling and power grab attempts. The Penang PKR is now in the news again with a PKR Youth exco member claiming that senior PKR leaders are involved with local quarries in illegal activities. That's a serious allegation.
The Penang PKR is conducting a domestic inquiry but the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission is stepping in following the open allegations. The issue is this - why should political parties, whether Umno or PKR, restrict these cases only within the party? If corruption has been found, for example, in Umno, then suspension alone would be insufficient. The file should also go to the MACC since it involves corruption. In this case, a senior member of the Penang state government has been implicated.
The PKR recently closed the case on lawyer Zulkifli Nordin despite his aggressive and outlandish behaviour at a Bar Council forum to discuss conversion. He was not even given a slap on the wrist. He was left off scot free. Again, the PKR did not want the public to remember the case. The word is that the PKR feared taking action against him because he may quit the party.