Chegubard dismissal a hoax

 |Aug 27, 2016
It seems Chegubard has got into Azmin's nerves.
It seems Chegubard has got into Azmin’s nerves.

A notice of termination issued to Badrul Hisham Shaharin from the PKR headquarters is apparently a hoax.

Commonly known as Chegubard, the vocal PKR man claimed that he had received a call from a senior party leader on Friday informing him that party secretary-general Rafizi Ramli’s signature in the letter dated Aug 26 was forged.

The Star Online quoted Badrul as sayin that he was told that Rafizi was not at the party headquarters the whole day as he was in Kedah.

In the letter, Badrul, a former PKR Youth leader, was told that the party’s disciplinary committee had decided to terminate his membership on Aug 4 after scrutinising evidence and reports submitted to them.

The letter stated that the decision was made under Article 41.7 of the party constitution for tarnishing the image of the party, dividing the party and defying party directives.

It also informed Badrul that he could file an appeal with the central leadership council (MPP) within two weeks upon notification of his dismissal.

On Friday, Badrul lodged complaints to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) against PKR deputy president and Selangor Mentri Besar Azmin Ali for alleged discrepancies in rezoning the Paya Indah Wetlands reserve to facilitate mixed development projects.

Badrul said he was therefore not surprised over the prank pulled on him.

He revealed that he spent four hours at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya, furnishing the commission with documents to support his claim.

“While I was at the MACC office, news broke that PKR had terminated my membership. But I am glad it turned out to be false,” he said.

Badrul Hisham said he would not bow to the threat of termination.

“I have no regrets. Why should I give in and compromise my principles?” he said.

It’s learnt that last week, Azmin has failed to secure a two-third support for his push to sack Badrul from the party during a PKR supreme council meeting.

Following the failure, a source said that a Whatsapp posting of supposedly a PKR circular seeking support and signature of supreme council members to sack Badrol went viral early this week.

A PKR member had even mocked the message, asking, “Since when a PKR member was expelled using the Whatsapp when it should be done through a formal supreme council meeting?”

“In this country, even the death sentences are being executed in closed doors, not by dragging the person with a horse like the movie Troy.”