KUALA LUMPUR: Former PKR Youth chief Ezam Mohd Nor has challenged party president Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to kick her husband Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim out of the party.
He also called on Anwar to stop hiding behind Wan Azizah’s skirt.
Ezam said it was high time Wan Azizah made a choice, as she should not serve the interest of her husband at the expense of the party as Anwar is facing sodomy charges.
“Azizah should resign as president if she does not have the heart to sack her husband from the party,’’ he said yesterday.
Ezam was commenting on Port Klang assemblyman Badrul Hisham Abdullah’s decision to quit PKR on moral grounds.
Ezam said Wan Azizah should support Badrul’s decision to quit if she is consistent in upholding the principle of morality.
“As a wife, Wan Azizah has a responsibility to her husband, and she cannot possibly tell all to the public.
“But Wan Azizah should remember that she also has a responsibility to the party and its members,
“If there is conflict of interest, Wan Azizah should just resign,’’ he said.
Badrul, when announcing his decision to quit PKR on Thursday, said Wan Azizah knew what was happening in the party and asked why she had been evasive.
He also said Wan Azizah was willing to cover up her husband’s weaknesses for the sake of her family but at the expense of the party and the rakyat.
He said as a PKR member and an elected representative, he had a right to ask for the party president’s explanation on the matter.
Wan Azizah’s failure in fulfilling her duties and in addressing the serious moral problems affecting the party, was the main reason he quit, Badrul claimed.
By SIRA HABIBU