PKR’s Ginie Lim, Jailani Allegedly the Cause of Malacca Government Motion Defeat

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PKR’s Machap Jaya assemblyperson Ginie Lim said she had raised her concerns before a government motion to nominate a PKR leader as a senator was defeated in the Malacca state assembly today.

“I have expressed my concerns before the motion was tabled…the House will have to debate and vote if the motion was tabled,” she told Malaysiakini in a brief text message.

China Press had singled out Lim and Rembia assemblyperson Muhammad Jailani Khamis as the cause of the motion’s defeat.

The report claimed Lim and Jailani were aligned to PKR deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali while the nominated senator, Malacca PKR chief Halim Bachik, was aligned to PKR president Anwar Ibrahim.

Anwar and Azmin are presently engaged in a bitter feud that has forced party leaders to take sides.

The report said Lim and Jailani left the House shortly before a vote on the motion, leading to its defeat with 12 votes in favour and 13 votes against.

Asked if it’s true that the motion was defeated due to factional infighting, Lim declined to explain further.

Meanwhile, Sungai Udang assemblyperson Idris Haron, when contacted by Malaysiakini, denied the opposition had colluded with the two PKR assemblyperson who left the House.

“We were not in communication with the two assemblypersons. We have not communicated. We never actually talked. They didn’t even acknowledge me,” he told Malaysiakini.

Idris said the opposition decided to vote against the motion due to PKR’s Klebang assemblyperson Gue Teck’s earlier speech which had attacked the opposition.

“Klebang is so stupid. When you’re expecting our support and then you’re telling the House we’re the bad guys, what kind of YB is that?

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“So, we rejected the motion,” he said.

The China Press report quoted unnamed sources claiming that the opposition may push for a no-confidence vote against Malacca Chief Minister Adly Zahari tomorrow, due to the state government’s failure to pass its own motion today.

“If Lim and Jailani are absent again when it’s time to vote, the Harapan government in Malacca could be toppled,” the report said.

Meanwhile, PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution said he will present a report in the next party meeting after obtaining reports from the state leadership council and the chief minister’s office regarding the matter.

“I will contact the chief minister’s office to obtain a report, as well as a report from the state leadership council.

“After that, I will send a report to the party which I will present in the next meeting,” he told Malaysiakini.

Asked if PKR would summon Lim and Jailani, Saifuddin said: “normally, that is under (PKR disciplinary board head) Ahmad Kassim’s jurisdiction.” – Malaysiakini