MELAKA: PKR has issued a stern warning to those who caused chaos at its Youth wing’s congress here, this morning.
Its communications director, Fahmi Fadzil, said the party will not tolerate party members seeking to disrupt the meeting, held at the Melaka International Trade Centre (MITC), here.
“Warning after warning had been issued. Those who refuse to adhere to the directives will be issued a show cause letter, or will have their membership revoked.
“If you continue to persist, we will sack you,” he reiterated.
Earlier, a series of fights broke out at the MITC between warring factions said to be aligned to party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his deputy, Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.
The fisticuffs took place after about 50 Youth delegates tried to force their way into the Klasik Ballroom, where the Youth congress was being held.
One of the groups was led by sacked PKR Youth permanent chairman Muhamad Mizan Adli Mohd Nor, who insisted on entering the hall, but was prevented and pushed back by another group from inside.
On Nov 27, just a week before the congress, Mizan, along with his deputy Mohd Ramly Ahmad, were sacked from their positions due to their ages and an alleged discrepancy in the votes they received at last year’s Youth congress.
When asked to comment, Fahmi said Mizan is over 35 years old and is “technically” no longer a Youth member.
“Mizan is no longer a Youth (member). Accept it. He’s not required to be in the meeting for them to elect a new chairman.”
Fahmi said he hopes that the Youth members will learn from the Women’s wing, whose congress was being held in a calm and harmonious manner.
“The fights are serious attempts to disrupt the progress of a congress. If you have a legitimate complaint, you should address it formally.
“Forcing your way in is against party discipline,” he added.