SUNGAI PETANI, 5 April 2009: The Kedah People’s Progressive Party (PPP) today denied a claim by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim that 6,000 PPP members had joined PKR.
Its deputy chairperson K Vadi Vellu said the 9,000 Kedah PPP members remained loyal to the party and were actively involved in the campaign to ensure victory for the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate in the Bukit Selambau by-election on Tuesday.
Anwar, at a ceramah last night, had said that 6,000 PPP members in Kedah would join PKR.
Vadi Vellu, who is also Merbok PPP division head, said the action by former Kedah PPP chairperson Datuk M Nadarajan and five other party members, who had been expelled from the party for indiscipline, in joining PKR would not adversely affect PPP.
Nadarajan, who had been stripped off the chairperson’s post by PPP president Datuk M Kayveas, was an opportunist, Vadi Vellu told reporters here today.
“PKR has accepted five former PPP members who are problematic and that does not pose a problem to PPP because we still have more than 9,000 members,” he added. — Bernama