Saifuddin Abdullah denies involvement in rumoured formation of Parti Keadilan Negara

Justin Ong
Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah speaks during a press conference at his office in Putrajaya June 9, 2020. — Bernama pic

KUALA LUMPUR, June 14 — Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah has rejected the authenticity of a list circulating online that portrayed him as the secretary-general of a new political party purportedly named Parti Keadilan Negara.

The communications and multimedia minister denied any involvement in the matter, according to national news agency Bernama.

The list emerged yesterday and presented Senior Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali as the de facto leader of the purported party with Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein as its president.

Saifuddin and Azmin joined Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia after defecting from PKR.

“I only got to know about it (the list) from social media. I have no knowledge or involvement with discussions about a new party,” he was quoted as saying.

“My officers showed it to me and said my name (was listed) as the secretary-general in the organisational chart.”

The name of the new political party appeared to suggest that it was a breakaway from PKR. 

Many of those who were listed among the purported pro-tem office holders were former leaders and lawmakers from Azmin’s faction that defected from PKR.

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