Thursday, April 16, 2009
Political explosions in Penang
Fairus Khairuddin, who quit as Deputy Chief Minister I of Penang, has taken a step further. He has quit as the state assemblyman for Penanti. But expect plenty of fireworks. In an interview with Nanyang Siang Pau today, the PKR leader warned that he would expose what's taking place in the party if pushed to a corner. He also revealed that he was framed by his PKR collegues and that he now has to relocate his family to KL. This is not the first time, Fairus, who is being investigated by the MACC, has claimed that he was a victim of internal politics. It is understood that internal bickering is the main reason why Anwar Ibrahim has been unable to fill the DCM post vacancy. The squabbling has put Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng in a fix. It is also a by-election that the CM would not want.
Picture from Nanyang Online. Click on image for the report in Chinese.