Minister threatened to strip my wife naked, claims PKR man

Ahmad Suhael Adnan

KUALA LUMPUR: Kapar member of parliament, Datuk Abdullah Sani Abdul Hamid, has claimed that PKR Wanita chief, Zuraida Kamaruddin, threatened to ‘whack and strip naked’ his wife, Datin Faezah Ariffin.

Abdullah Sani, who is a contesting for a spot on the PKR central leadership committee, claimed that the Housing and Local Government Minister had used a PKR member to deliver the threat to his wife via WhatsApp, at midnight last night.

He claimed the threat was made after Faezah, who is also a candidate for the PKR Wanita vice-presidency, had criticised Zuraida’s leadership during a party event in Seremban last week.

“My wife lodged a report at the Bukit Raja police station.

“She received a WhatsApp voice note from a man (believed to be a supporter of Zuraida), who also mentioned Zuraida’s name.

“Among others, the man claimed that ‘Kak Zu’ had told him to whack and strip Faezah naked.

“This is even worse. She (Zuraida) should be subjected to disciplinary action, not me. I don’t need to threaten people. I’m a scaredy cat, I don’t dare to threaten people.. I maintain my discipline.

“Tell Zuraida to mind herself, discipline herself. You’re a minister, behave like one. Don’t act like a child,” he said when met at the Parliament lobby.

Abdullah Sani made the revelation when commenting on Zuraida’s call that any PKR election candidate who engages in personal attacks should face disciplinary action by the party’s Political Bureau.

On August 11, Faezah was quoted as saying that Zuraida had failed to effect changes within PKR and was instead the cause of discord within the women’s wing during her time at its helm.

Meanwhile, Zuraida, when asked about the matter by reporters at the Parliament lobby, appeared shocked.

Zuraida, who is contesting for the PKR vice-presidency, claimed she had no knowledge of the threat and denied using someone to threaten to ‘strip Faezah naked’.

“I think the person was not being literal in that sense. I’m guessing that the what the person meant by ‘stripping her naked’ was to expose her and not in the physical sense.

“I doubt it, but I don’t know anything,” she said, adding that Abdullah Sani made the right move in lodging a police report. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd