KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) suffered another blow by losing another representative today when Bagan Serai Member of Parliament (MP) Mohsin Fadzli Samsuri declared that he has quit the party.
Mohsin, 65, told a news conference here that he had lost confidence in the struggle and political objectives of PKR and Pakatan Rakyat in restoring the sovereignty of Islam.
"I am deeply concerned with the political struggles and activities of PKR and Pakatan Rakyat, especially in Perak issue.
"Their politics and acceptance or compromise on certain matters to achieve a certain objective, borderless attack on the country's institutions like the royalty, judiciary and enforcement, seeking support from other countries to attack the sovereignty of the country is unacceptable," said Mohsin when reading out a two-page statement to reporters here.
His resignation comes on the heels of Bayan Baru MP Datuk Seri Zahrain Mohamed Hashim, former Penang Deputy Chief Minister I Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin and Nibong Tebal MP Tan Tee Beng who left PKR recently.
Mohsin said he would also relinquish all his posts in PKR and become an independent MP.
He added that the stand taken by PKR in the controversial ‘Allah’ ruling was disappointing and cannot be accepted because it was against its struggles in defending religion.
The Bagan Serai MP said he was also disappointed with the false hopes and promise given by the leadership that on 'Sept 16' Pakatan Rakyat would take over the federal government, when 30 Barisan Nasional MPs 'jumped ship'.
Greed and power has become the norm among leaders in the party, and they even compromise on the objectives, struggles, religion and sacrifices made by the people, he said.
"Internal bickering, politicking, back-stabbing, treason, sabotage have begun to rear its ugly head within the party and it is so serious that I was not even able to carry out my duties and responsibilities to the people as an MP, in the name of 'Allah'," he said.
He added that he had raised the issue many times through the proper channel in the party but no action was taken, instead the issues had gone from bad to worst.
During the press conference that was also attended by former PKR Secretary-General Datuk Sallehudin Hashim, Mohsin said he was ridiculed, given no chance to defend himself on accusations levelled against him while those who were unfaithful were given posts and status in the Pakatan Rakyat administration.
However, he reiterated that he had no problems or misunderstanding with PKR advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim whom he considered like his own brother.
"But the relationship cannot be used as a reason to sideline my believes and struggles," he said.
Seorang Melayu Muslim yang dapat membezakan antara kehidupan seribu tahun lampau dengan kehidupan hari ini dan kini tinggal di daerah dan negeri di mana keturunan bukan Melayu menguasai politik, ekonomi, hartanah dan pendidikan.