By : QUEVILLE TO
TUARAN : Tuaran PKR Division Chief Ansari Abdullah has accused PKR leaders of preaching and practicing ‘fake justice’.
“How can we proclaim ourselves as a party that is fighting for the people’s justice when we can’t even ensure justice within the party?”
He was alluding to the PKR central’s contentious decision to field members of Angkatan Perubahan Sabah (APS) led by former deputy president of Upko Wilfred Bumburing.
Bumburing is contesting under the PKR ticket for the Tuaran parliamentary and Tamparuli state seats. Another APS candidate is Gulabdin B Enjih who is contesting the Sulaman state seat.
Ansari, a lawyer, has questioned the propriety of APS joining the fray since it is supposed to be a NGO, which he said is contravening the Societies Act.
He said he would lodge an official complaint with the Registrar of Societies (ROS) on the matter.
According to Ansari the only bonafide PKR candidate is Rhodes B Panilau for the Kiulu state seat.
“After 14 years of hard work building up the party in Sabah, I only manage to get one PKR member to stand as a candidate while Amanah (APS) got three candidates, courtesy of Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, who is currently still a Umno member,” he lamented.
Bumburing is a vice president of Razaleigh-led Angkatan Amanah Merdeka (Amanah) which seeks to reinstate the policies and spirit expounded by first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman,
Razaleigh, popularly known as Ku Li, is an Umno member and is defending his seat in Gua Musang in Kelantan.
Genuine members dropped
In his Facebook posting yesterday, Ansari cynically congratulated Razaleigh for the successful nomination of the two Amanah-APS members.
“Flashback (to) March 1999, (Datuk) Yahya Lampong, Abdillah Hamid and I left Umno to join Bersekutu, a party led by (Tan Sri) Harris (Salleh) with (Datuk) Monggoh Orow as secretary-general.
“(Datuk) Yahya rejoined Umno, I joined Parti Keadilan Nasional (PKR) when it was launched in April, 1999. Monggoh, Harris and Abdillah lost. I turned down the offer to contest under Bersekutu.
“Present – Yahya in PPPS, Monggoh in APS and I am still in PKR as ahli MPP (national supreme council member), ahli MPN, Pengerusi Zon PBU & KC Tuaran.
“I am not a candidate this morning but Yahya will be. I heard that Monggoh might be a last minute candidate.”
Ansari and Tuaran division members had earlier yesterday worn black armbands to the nomination centre in Tuaran.
He was accompanying his daughter Erveanna to file in her nomination papers as an independent candidate for the Tuaran parliamentary seat.
When asked by reporters about the black armband, he said it was a protest by the division against the “hijacking” of three out of the four ‘Letters of Authorisation’ for its candidates by non-PKR members. (FMT)