Sunday, December 7, 2008

Zaid Ibrahim joined PKR

Zaid Ibrahim who was recently sacked by UMNO has joined PKR. Just after his sacking from UMNO membership, Zaid Ibrahim lamented that UMNO practiced double standards and he stressed that the will not join any opposition party soon but does not rule out doing so later. Apparently he misled everyone and he is now in Anwar group.

From Bernama

Anwar Welcomes Zaid Into Pakatan Rakyat

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 (Bernama) -- Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on Wednesday welcomed into the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) coalition former Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Zaid Ibrahim who was, on Tuesday sacked from Umno.

Anwar, who is Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) advisor, said PR was comfortable with the principles of Zaid whom he described as being stern in opposing laws said to be contrary to human rights, including the Internal Security Act (ISA).

"We welcome him. It's his choice to discuss with PKR, DAP and PAS leaders. We are comfortable because we have seen him steadfast in defending the principles of human rights and being very committed in his position and stand against the ISA," he told reporters at the Parliament lobby.

Zaid was sacked from Umno yesterday for having attended events organised by several opposition parties.

He had resigned as a minister and senator on Sept 17 after he disagreed with the government's use of the ISA in detaining a journalist, a blogger and a PR Member of Parliament.


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