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Report lodged over 'threats' by PKR members

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KUALA LUMPUR: The former political secretary to Parti Keadilan Rakyat women's wing chief Zuraida Kamaruddin has lodged a police report after a letter he penned early this week earned the wrath of some quarters in the party.

Mohd Fareez Kamal Intidzam, 24, claimed that he was "hunted down", and he and his family were "threatened" by PKR members aligned to party president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

"Since the letter I wrote was made public on March 4, our safety has been in danger. But the highlight of our ordeal was when I was ambushed at a hotel we were staying yesterday," said Fareez, who was accompanied by his wife and son when he lodged the report at the Dang Wangi police headquarters yesterday.

On March 4, the letter handwritten by Fareez was published in a news portal where it suggested a move in PKR to oust the family of de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim from the party leadership before the general election.

The letter, which was sent to Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, had urged the Pas president to save the opposition coalition from Dr Wan Azizah and her daughter Nurul Izzah Anwar, who is the party vice-president.

He further asserted that Dr Wan Azizah had wanted to destroy his career as he was "close" to Anwar.

"They want to eliminate anyone close to Anwar because they are jealous. As a Pas president, only you (Hadi) can pressure Wan Azizah to quit her post before the 13th general election", Fareez wrote in the letter.

He had also added that PKR deputy president Azmin Ali was more capable of leading the party than Dr Wan Azizah.

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

Fareez, who joined PKR in 2008, also claimed to be working with Anwar as his private secretary for international affairs.

In an immediate reaction, Zuraida claimed that Fareed no longer worked for her.

"He had quit in 2010 to help his father in a business."

When asked about the allegation he made, Zuraida said she was "at a loss" over his supposed problems with Dr Wan Azizah and Nurul Izzah.


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