Melaka PKR’s Ginie Lim tells Azmin she was never aligned with him

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Denies dropped from state polls for being aligned with Azmin.

PKR’s Ginie Lim has hit out at Bersatu Supreme Council member Azmin Ali for claiming that she had been dropped as a candidate in the Melaka state election for being aligned with him.

In a Facebook post, Lim, who is the Alor Gajah PKR chief, said a reformist activist’s loyalty would lie with a party’s struggles and not with an individual.

She said although Azmin used to be the PKR deputy president, it was sad that a person who had supposedly fought against corruption and for the different races for more than 20 years had given in to a party that “embodies racism and corruption”.

She said Perikatan Nasional (PN) was running out of issues and was diverting attention from the problems affecting the people.

“It is better for Azmin to realise that his party, Bersatu, is no longer relevant to the future of our country.

“He should return to the right path rather than continue to be a tool for corruptors.”

It was reported that during a visit to Machap Jaya amid the Melaka polls, Azmin had expressed sadness at PKR’s decision to drop Lim and urged her to continue fighting.

“I am sad that she was dropped from the state election. I was made to understand that she was a victim in PKR because she was seen to be aligned with me,” he said.

Azmin was the deputy PKR president before he switched to Bersatu.

In her post, Lim stressed that she had been against the Sheraton Move as “it was an act of colluding with kleptocratic and corrupt powers that had already been rejected in the general election”.

“Although I am not contesting in the Melaka state election, I am committed to the Pakatan Harapan agenda and will devote my energy and ideas for the country under the leadership of PKR chief Anwar Ibrahim,” she added.

Lim urged all Melaka voters to take a firm stand for the sake of the country’s development and harmony.

Earlier, some PKR grassroots expressed dissatisfaction with the decision of the party’s leadership to drop Lim who has been active in the Machap Jaya state constituency since 2008.

Lim had previously been reported as saying she accepted the party’s leadership decision.

PKR had earlier nominated Law Bing Haw to replace Lim as the PH candidate for the Machap Jaya seat.

Law is facing a five-cornered contest in the state constituency this Saturday, challenged by Barisan Nasional’s (BN) Ngwe Hee Sem, PN candidate Tai Siong Jiul, National Indian Muslim Alliance Party’s (Iman) Abdul Aziz Osani Kasim and independent candidate Azlan Daud.