Umno purge: It will be a collective party decision, says Rafizi if sacked leaders keen to join PKR

PETALING JAYA: PKR will have a discussion first if any sacked Umno leaders express interest in joining their party, says Rafizi Ramli.

The PKR deputy president said he couldn’t make the decision alone, instead it has to be made collectively.

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“We have to discuss that first at the party level. It is not my decision alone.

“I think we have to look on a case-to-case basis,” he was quoted by Sinar Harian at the Parliament Lecture Series 1.0 Resetting the Malaysian Economy on Friday (Jan 27).

Rafizi, who is also Pandan MP, added that discussions at the party level would be held if the matter arose.

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“Now, that matter does not arise. If the matter arises, PKR will definitely have to discuss it.

“And we haven’t got there yet. No matters have been raised.

“As long as it does not arise, it will only be speculation,” he said.

On Friday (Jan 27), Umno sacked former Umno youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin and Umno supreme council member Tan Sri Noh Omar.

Others punished included former Umno vice-president and Sembrong MP Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein who was suspended for six years.

Former Umno information chief Shahril Hamdan, former youth exco member Datuk Dr Fathul Bari Mat Jahya, former Johor state exco member and Tebrau Umno division chief Datuk Maulizan Bujang and former Jempol MP Datuk Seri Mohd Salim Mohd Shariff were also suspended for six years.