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To quit or not to quit

Updated 5 Jan 2008, 4:50pm

“I have made up my mind and it’s final. I’m not joking and I’m very serious this time.”

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Member of Parliament for Kapar S Manikavasagam dropped a bombshell when he announced his decision on 27 Dec 2008 to quit the party because he was disappointed with the attitudes of Selangor PKR leaders, who he claimed had neglected the people’s needs. Source: The Star, 27 Dec 2008.


“My conclusive decision of whether to resign from the party will only be announced after I have held discussions with these two leaders.”

On 31 Dec 2008, the PKR supreme council member Manikavasagam finally tendered his resignation, but only from his post as the party’s Selangor deputy liaison chairperson. As to his position within the party, Manikavasagam backtracked and said he would make a decision after meeting with PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leader P Waythamoorthy. Source: Bernama, 31 Dec 2008.


“I will live and die with Parti Keadilan Rakyat.”

(Updated) Manikasavagam backtracks even more about resigning from Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR). In this quote, he was responding to rumours that he was offered RM30 million to join the Barisan Nasional (BN) following his resignation as deputy state PKR liaison chief. Manikasavagam said he had indeed been approached to join the BN but had not been offered any money. He added that the rumours began after a conversation during the Permatang Pauh by-election with a BN leader who had jokingly asked him to join the ruling coalition for RM30 million. Source: The New Straits Times, 5 Jan 2008.

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2 Responses to “To quit or not to quit”

  1. FSLAM says:

    Those who are in politics and use threats to further their own ends do not have a place in their constituency and parliament.

    In the first place , you are elected by the voters based on your party ideals and philosophy. If you had abandoned your true ideals, then the appropriate and honorable way is to tender your resignation and call for a fresh mandate.

    The electorates does not condone your clowning tactics and childish display of politics.This shows that you are not committed to your convictions and ideals i.e. to work for the betterment of society and nation irrespective of race, religion or social class.

    In this respect , I will definitely not vote for such a candidate in the future.

  2. Singam says:

    Our biggest problem is that most of what we know about current affairs come to us via the mainstream media (MSM), which have proven time and again that they are spinning the BN agenda. I would prefer to withhold my comments until I am able to find out what actually transpired between Manikavasagam and the other PKR leaders.

    Even Manika’s comments at the press conference… I would prefer to watch a video of the actual event and make up my own mind about what he said and what he meant.

    Malaysian minds continue to be poisoned by the MSM. I was looking forward to alternative media like The Nut Graph to offer more balanced fare. Can we hope for that? Or are you too threatened by or sponsored by BN?


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