Do the Honourable Thing, Zuraida

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Regardless of whatever one’s likes or dislikes, as a party member, one must not disrespect the party president.

Having grass-root support is critical for the political survival of any politician.

Once a politician loses the support of his grassroots, it is likely he will eventually lose his standing in the party and also any government position he is holding.

Recently, several branch chiefs from PKR signed a memorandum stating their no-confidence in their party vice-president, Zuraida Kamaruddin.

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Also viral in social media were membership forms purportedly from Zuraida to join Bersatu.

As expected, Zuraida denied she ever wanted to join Bersatu and also dismissed the calls made by the branch chiefs.

The branch chiefs were upset with her statements against party president, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and understandably so.

It is no secret that she is a close ally to Datuk Seri Azmin Ali and has openly been against Anwar.

Regardless of whatever one’s likes or dislikes, as a party member, one must not disrespect the party president.

Even if one privately dislikes him, it is best to keep it within the party and not use the media as a tool to vent frustrations.

After all, one must not forget the foundation upon which PKR was founded.

PKR would not have existed had it not been for Anwar and the Reformasi movement.

By openly speaking out against Anwar, Zuraida is not only disrespecting him, but also the party as a whole.

She should by right do the honourable thing and tender her resignation and not go on a tirade and claim that she is right.

Anwar has served his time and only he knows the pain and suffering he went through being away from his family for years.

Zuraida has no standing to belittle Anwar and should heed the calls made by the branch chiefs and resign.

She is only making the party look bad by going on ranting this way.