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'It's a bid to topple Wan Azizah'


KUALA LUMPUR: Former Kedah Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Youth leader Zamil Ibrahim has alleged that there could be a conspiracy behind the latest attack on PKR president Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

Zamil claimed that Ampang member of parliament Zuraida Kamaruddin could be behind a letter, written by her former political secretary Mohd Fareez Kamal Intidzam, to Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, urging him to save the opposition coalition from Dr Wan Azizah and her daughter Nurul Izzah Anwar, who is PKR vice-president.

Commenting on the letter, Zamil said it was surprising that Zuraida had claimed she did not know about it.

"I believe Zuraida is involved in the plans to topple Dr Wan Azizah. She must state her stand clearly and firmly. I think her statement before this on the matter was shaky."

Zuraida had earlier claimed that she was "at a loss" over the letter's content.

Zamil also urged the people to look closely at who could be the person behind Zuraida's doing.

He said Fareez could have been speaking the truth as he used to work with Zuraida and was also part of the diplomatic bureau of PKR, led by opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

On March 4, the letter, handwritten by Fareez, was published in a news portal. It suggested Anwar's family be ousted from the party leadership before the next general election.

Fareez added that PKR deputy president Azmin Ali was more capable of leading the party than Dr Wan Azizah and had asserted that Dr Wan Azizah had wanted to destroy his career as he was "close" to Anwar.

A copy of the letter was sent to DAP chairman Karpal Singh and Pas spiritual adviser Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat.

Zamil said the content of the letter were "100 per cent true", adding that: "The party leaders who receive a copy of the letter must make their stand on this matter as they are allies in the Pakatan Rakyat pact."

He said only 10 per cent of the PKR members and leaders are true to the party's struggles, while the rest were more interested in securing power and wealth.

When contacted, Zuraida maintained that she did not know anything about the letter and stressed that she enjoyed a good working relationship with Dr Wan Azizah.

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