PETALING JAYA: Amanah has been urged to review its partnership with Pakatan Harapan (PH) comrade PKR, after three of its Johor assemblymen recently quit to join the Anwar Ibrahim-led party.
Amanah’s Bukit Bintang division urged the party leadership to review its cooperation with PKR and its position in the coalition, saying the assemblymen’s exit put a strain on the relationship among PH component parties.
It also backed Amanah deputy president Salahuddin Ayub’s stand that it was not good for PH parties to accept members hopping from component parties.
“The strategy of PH parties should be focused on defending the people, who have been affected by the illegitimate Perikatan Nasional government.
“We urge for an anti-party hopping act to be studied and considered to prevent this practice of party hopping from continuing to be a cancer in Malaysia’s democratic process,” it said in a statement today.
Amanah communications director Khalid Samad yesterday confirmed that three Johor Amanah assemblymen left the party to join PKR, although he said their move would not affect ties within PH or between PKR and Amanah.
They are Khairuddin A Rahim (Senggarang), Faizul Amri Adnan (Serom) and Muhamad Said Jonit (Mahkota).
Khairuddin reportedly said he switched parties as he was aiming to contest for a parliamentary seat in the next general election.