Sunday, March 14, 2010

50 PKR members walk out of AGM

Some 50 disgruntled Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) members Sunday walked out of the Kuala Selangor PKR division annual general meeting (AGM) citing dissatisfaction with the way the meeting was conducted.

They also felt that the AGM was "invalid" and not conducted in accordance to the party constitution, as no proper notices were given prior to it being held.

The former Information chief of the division, Ibrahim Mahidin, said the secretary of the AGM had not given out proper meeting notices to the party members informing the date, venue and time of the meeting, which should have been done 14 days prior to the AGM.

"The meeting notices and agenda were also not attached to the meeting minutes meant for the AGM which is in contravention of Article 24.6 of the party constitution.

Only 241 members attended

"I was informed that the meeting notice for the AGM today was published in a Malay daily on March 9, 2010, which is five days before the AGM and this was something improper," he told reporters here Sunday.

Ibrahim said the AGM, which was opened by Selangor Menteri Besar and Kuala Selangor PKR chief, Khalid Ibrahim, was only attended by 241 members out of a total of more than 4,000 members in the division.

He also said that PKR members were not given the opportunity at the AGM to debate on issues affecting the party lately.

"Kuala Selangor PKR division led by Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim should take note of this problem and have a face-to-face talk with the disgruntled members as soon as possible," he said.

Meanwhile, Ibrahim also claimed that an office bearer in the Kuala Selangor PKR division committee was declared bankrupt by the Department of the Insolvency in a letter dated Oct 8, 2009.

"Under the constitutions of all political parties, a person who is declared a bankrupt should not contest or hold any positions in the party," he said. - Bernama

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