MALACCA: The absence issue of the two Malacca assemblymen from PKR during the voting motion to appoint Malacca PKR chairman Datuk Abdul Halim Bachik as senator, has been amicably resolved.
According to PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, he had a meeting with Abdul Halim and the two assemblymen, namely Datuk Muhammad Jailani Khamis (Rembia) and Datuk Ginnie Lim Siew Lin (Machap Jaya) at his office yesterday.
“I have further clarified the issue at the State Assembly (Malacca) and they have both apologized for the confusion that occurred.
“Thus, despite differences of opinion, which will be discussed within the party, they have also expressed their unwavering support for the state government under the leadership of Chief Minister Adly Zahari,“ he said.
The motion appointing Abdul Halim as a member of the Senate was rejected on Monday after the voting saw 13 Barisan Nasional assemblymen opposing the motion, while 12 Pakatan Harapan assemblymen voted in favor and three abstained. The three assemblymen who abstained were Muhammad Jailani, who is also State Tourism, Heritage and Culture Committee chairman; Lim, who is State Women, Welfare and Rural Development Committee chairman; and G. Saminathan (DAP-Gadek) who was not allowed to attend the sitting because he was facing charges of allegedly supporting the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terrorist group.