PN to decide on action against MP Iskandar Dzulkarnain for backing govt

KUALA LUMPUR: Perikatan Nasional (PN) is expected to determine what action to take against Datuk Iskandar Dzulkarnain Abdul Khalid, a member of parliament from Kuala Kangsar, following his decision to support the government.

PN secretary-general Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin said a meeting would be held to discuss the matter and to decide on the next action.

"In a day or two (we will have the meeting) and make the decision," he said when met at the parliament lobby today.

On Oct 13, Hamzah in a statement asserted that Iskandar Dzulkarnain was threatened and intimidated with corruption allegations if he did not support the government.

Hamzah said such threat and intimidation used on the MP was to secure support for the Madani government in regaining a two-thirds majority in parliament.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, however, dismissed claims that an opposition member of parliament was intimidated and threatened into supporting the leadership of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Earlier, Iskandar Dzulkarnain had in a statement announced his decision to support the prime minister's leadership.

He had said the decision was made after examining the continuous complaints of the voters and the urgent need to deal with the rising cost of living faced by his constituents.

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