Pribumi founding member Anina quits party
BANGI: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Pribumi) founding member Anina Saadudin (pic) has announced her resignation from the party.
"I would like to announce my exit from Pribumi. I will continue my struggles for the people through the NGO platform, which I will announce soon.
"I do not need positions or political power to continue my struggles because Allah gives opportunities to anyone who would fight for the country, race and religion with truth and justice," she said at a press conference on Saturday.
Anina, who was in tears, said she was disillusione d with Pribumi's struggles, claiming that the party no longer practised the principles of justice, transparency and integrity in its administration.
She said that any form of dissent against the party's top leadership is immediately silenced as it was perceived as a threat.
"Members and the people won't criticise the party because any bad remarks is immediately perceived to be aimed at Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
"The party is hiding behind Mahathir. This is wrong. The party is founded for the people," she said referring to the party's chairman.
Anina also slammed Pribumi for her abrupt removal as chief of the party's women's wing Srikandi in December last year.
"There was no black and white at all. At least when I was sacked from Umno, a letter was sent to me. Pribumi is even worse than the people they complained about," she said.
Anina, a former Langkawi Wanita Umno member, was sacked in September last year after openly criticising and initiating court action against party president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Anina had last week complained that she did not receive an invitation to Pribumi's first anniversary celebration in Muar, Johor.
She questioned if Pribumi had forgotten about her, as she was one of the seven members who had founded the party.
Anina also claimed that she was expelled from all WhatsApp group chats which consisted of top party leaders.
However, Pribumi president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin refuted Anina's claim, saying that there was no need to send out invitations because the celebration is open to all members.Related NewsSource: Google News