Claim Whatever But It’s Betrayal, Says PKR

KOTA KINABALU: PKR has rebuked incumbent Inanam assemblyman Kenny Chua for claiming he had jumped ship out of loyalty to party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

“I’m sorry, but “loyalty” does not make pengkhianatan (betrayal) okay, nor does it make it okay to be complicit with Musa Aman et al in attempting the takeover of the Sabah state government,” said the party’s communications director Fahmi Fadzil.

In a Twitter post, Fahmi said Chua’s reasoning for withdrawing his support for Parti Warisan Sabah’s Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal was unacceptable.

“Claim whatever you like,” he wrote.

Earlier Chua who was sacked by PKR for jumping ship said he did so out of loyalty to PKR and Anwar.

In a statement today, Chua also denied allegations that he had been offered huge sums of money to switch sides.

“The relevant authorities can investigate me. They can check my bank accounts if they suspect that I had been offered millions of cash.”

Chua, who had openly declared his support for Shafie, who is chief minister, now said it was against his principle to be part of a state government led by Shafie’s Warisan because this party had openly declared its support for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

“I’ve repeatedly said that as a PKR leader in Sabah, it was only right for me to stay loyal to my party president and threw my undivided support for him as the country’s next prime minister as what all Malaysians and Sabahans had been promised during the last general election.

Chua was one the 13 assemblyman who decided to switch sides and rally behind former chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman in his bid to topple the Warisan-led state government.

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