Reeling from ouster, PKR trains guns on pro-Azmin 'traitors'

A 2018 file photo of Dr Afif Bahardin. He told a press conference yesterday that his resignation from Penang's state Cabinet was due to pressure from PKR's leadership over his alliance with sacked deputy president Azmin Ali. PHOTO: BERNAMA
A 2018 file photo of Dr Afif Bahardin. He told a press conference yesterday that his resignation from Penang's state Cabinet was due to pressure from PKR's leadership over his alliance with sacked deputy president Azmin Ali. PHOTO: BERNAMA
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The forced resignation of Penang executive councillor Afif Bahardin yesterday signalled the start of an apparent purge of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) leaders who had supported the party's sacked deputy president Azmin Ali.

With Datuk Seri Azmin now a leading figure in the Muhyiddin Yassin government, his allies who remained in PKR are being labelled "traitors" by loyalists of party president Anwar Ibrahim.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 05, 2020, with the headline Reeling from ouster, PKR trains guns on pro-Azmin 'traitors'. Subscribe