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What’s up with Fairus?

“After giving due consideration and in the interest of the people, I have decided for the sake of protecting PKR to resign as the Penanti state representative effective today (16 April 2009).”

FORMER Penanti state assemblyperson Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin, in a press statement announcing his resignation from the Penang state assembly. The Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) member said this would “allow me the space to clear my name of the various allegations hurled against me.” (Source: Fairus quits as Penanti assemblyman to clear MACC rap, New Straits Times, 17 April 2009)

Fairus had previously resigned from the post of Penang deputy chief minister 1. These resignations came in the wake of allegations of corruption, and reports that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) had begun the process of prosecution.

“They are just exco members; I’m not just an exco, but a deputy chief minister as well, and yet they (PKR) didn’t help me out, because I was framed by my own party members! …

“I’m innocent! They know what I can still do! Don’t force me!”

Fairus on 15 April 2009, in an exclusive interview with Nanyang Siang Pau, a day before his official statement of resignation. He was unhappy that PKR defended Selangor executive councillor and assemblyperson Elizabeth Wong and former Kedah executive councillor and assemblyperson V Arumugam, but not him. He threatened to reveal damaging secrets about PKR and the Penang state government if the party did not clear his name within two weeks. (Source: Mohammad Fairus quits Penanti seat, The Nut Graph, 16 April 2009)

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One Response to “What’s up with Fairus?”

  1. Affection says:

    You know what’s the problem?

    You gloss over the fact that Nanyang has a secret agenda to drive a wedge between the component parties in the Pakatan.

    This is the favour in return for the fact that MCA has a larger representation in the new cabinet line-up.

    The media is going for the kill. The political masters want this to happen.

    Remember, the Opposition Leader said something to the effect about media members trying to get PR-elected reps to cross over?

    On your part, no need to aggravate things further.

    Use the official statement issued by the PKR. Not interviews by mainstream media that [have an] agenda – like this vernacular press. I don’t blame the journalists – they are being paid to do a job as dictated by their political masters.

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