Three Penang state exco members – Deputy Chief Minister Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin, Law Choo Kiang and Abdul Malik Abul Kassim — have been dropped from their Penang PKR positions.
Balik Pulau division chief Dr Mansor Othman, Deputy Speaker Tan Hock Leong and state PKR election director Mustafa Kamal Mohd Yusoff will reportedly replace them in the Penang PKR leadership.
Certain Penang state exco members from PKR have been embroiled in controversy in recent months.
A PKR source told me the removal from the party leadership in the state means they will be less likely to contest in the next general election.
But they are also unlikely to lose their state exco positions as that would be “too drastic” a move.
It is all part of a comprehensive “shake-up of the party” ahead of a national PKR convention in February to discuss internal party matters and discipline, he said. “We are reorganising at all levels throughout the country.”