SUNGAI PETANI: Jerai Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) will submit evidence on the commotion occurred during the recent division polls to the party’s election committee and disciplinary board.
The division youth chief candidate Mohammed Firdaus Johari said he would submit video and pictures of the incident which took place at Dewan Zhong Hua, SJKC Choong Hwa in Gurun on Saturday.
“We have video and picture proofs of those involved in the hall that would be submitted the PKR election committee and disciplinary board for investigation.
“If found guilty, we appeal that stern action is taken (against the perpetrators),” he said when met after lodging a police report on the incident at the Kuala Muda district police headquarters today.
Mohammed Firdaus said the election process which started at 11.30am went smoothly until 2.45pm when a group of PKR leaders, consisted of members from the division and several others, as well as over 50 people forcefully made their way into the hall.
“They did not only cause a commotion and chase members away, but also force the party election committee to cancel the ongoing polls.
“The group threatened and provoked on the members and candidates who were present, triggering a tensed situation and caused the people to panic,” he said.
He said violent actions which resulted in provocation and chaos were in contradiction to the values instilled among party members by president-elect Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
“PKR was built in the spirit of multi-racial and respecting one another in building Malaysia in “reformasi” spirit for a better country.
“We don’t want the culture of gangsterism, violence, being at each other’s throats, and beating each other up.
“We view the elections in (the context of) one family, open contest and democracy, should it carried on smoothly, would portray a mature PKR that gives every member a fair voice,” he said.
Mohammed Firdaus, who was also the division’s former chief said during the incident, over 100 members casted their ballots, with some 500 other were waiting in line to vote.
He said a total of 3,200 members were eligible to vote at the Jerai division.
Meanwhile, Kuala Muda district police chief ACP Adzli Abu Shah confirmed receiving the report.