Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Zulkifli Nordin - PKR's headache
Controversial PKR MP Zulkifli Nordin (pic) has continued to be a thorn to the party - and to the DAP, a major partner of the Pakatan Rakyat. He has been let off the hook by the PKR despite aggressively trying to break into the Bar Council forum on religious conversion. He was given a show cause letter by the party on Sept 7 last year but he refused to apologise for his actions. In the end, as a face saving gesture, the party said it has been "settled internally" but the talk is that PKR feared he would leave the party. Essentially, he has been a headache and the party does not know what to do with him.
According to the NutGraph, the MP has tried to move four motions in Parliament to amend the Federal Constitution regarding the status of Islam. So far, he has been unsuccessful and at least one PKR MP, R.Sivarasa has distanced himself from Zulkifli's move, saying the party did not endorse Zulkifli's views and attempts in Parliament. According the the news portal, Zulkifli is also trying to move 16 other motions on religion.