While Tan Sri Khalil has a fair share of bad publicity, the elusive YB Zulkifli Noordin saga continues. Now the PKR de-facto leader himself has issued a strong statement.
It will be interesting to see what kind of actions will be taken by PKR after show-cause letter and what will be YB Zulkifli's next actions. Interesting if he chooses not to respond at all.
The outcome of UMNO's election petition for Kulim Bandar Baharu is still pending. If there is another by-election, this could seal YB Zulkifli's fate in political arena.
If both previous candidates were fielded again, this by-election would be interesting, but not to the level of Permatang Pauh. Both of them now have similar track record of storming buildings and forums.
It seems though, if there is another by-election in P18, both will not be nominated. Wanna bet?
Read the Malaysiakini report here:
By Steven Gan and K Kabilan Aug 13, 08 6:16pm
PKR parliamentarian Zulkifli Noordin, who called on a crowd of angry Muslims to storm the Bar Council building last Saturday, will be asked to show cause, said Anwar Ibrahim.
However the party de facto leader will have to first find the elusive politician.
Zulkifli, who is Kulim-Bandar Baharu parliamentarian, has gone missing since Saturday's protest and calls made to his mobile telephone have gone unanswered. At the same time, the police denied that the parliamentarian had been detained by them.
Anwar revealed today that he too was unable to reach Zulkifli.
"I have been asked to speak to him, to give him notice... To be fair, since we are unable to contact him directly, we will have to wait until we can do so," Anwar told Malaysiakini after meeting with top fund managers at a Kuala Lumpur hotel.
Zulkifli was one of the key personalities leading the 300-strong crowd at the Bar Council headquarters to protest against the lawyers group's controversial ‘Conversion to Islam' forum.
The parliamentarian, a trained lawyer, said that he was representing the Muslim Organisations in Defence of Islam (Pembela), in which he is a member.
Zulkifli had openly back Umno-linked NGOs, which were also at the protest, in wanting to storm the Bar Council building.However, the police advised forum organisers to abort the event soon after.
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