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Cak Imin vs Yenny Wahid, Gus Dur’s Cadre Reveals Old Wounds in the PKB Dispute

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Deputy PKB Jazilul Fawaid said the legitimate PKB was under the leadership of Muhaimin Iskandar (Cak Imin). Gus Dur’s cadre, Imron Rosyadi Hamid, brought up the way Cak Imin took the PKB without Gus Dur’s permission.

The takeover, said Imron, was through the Extraordinary Congress (MLB) held by Cak Imin’s PKB on May 2-4, 2008. He said that the MLB of Cak Imin’s camp was carried out without the permission of Abdurrahman Wahid (Gus Dur) as Chairman of the PKB Syuro Council.

“This is the political method used by Cak Imin to take the PKB which should have been under the control of the General Chairperson of the Syuro Council KH Abdurrahman Wahid. MLB based on AD/ART must have the permission of the General Chairperson of the Syuro Council,” Imron said when contacted, Thursday (23/6/2022).

In 2008, Gus Dur’s PKB also held an MLB in Parung, Bogor. Meanwhile, Cak Imin’s camp conducted MLB at the Mercure Ancol Hotel.

Cak Imin was elected in the Ancol MLB as the chairman of the PKB and the Menkumham ratified the MLB results. The legality of Cak Imin’s PKB was also strengthened by a court decision. Imron also highlighted the court’s decision.

“This is a legal effort made by Muhaimin Iskandar to take the PKB leadership which should be under the highest authority in the General Chair of the Syuro Council KH Abdurrahman Wahid. Muhaimin is suing Gus Dur and Mbak Yenny,” Imron said while attaching the court’s decision regarding Cak Imin’s 2008 lawsuit.

“The political and legal facts are like that, please the public to judge,” he added.

Cak Imin and Yenny Wahid are heating up

The feud between Cak Imin and Yenny Wahid happened again. The dispute between the two began with Yenny Wahid’s statement which was addressed directly to Cak Imin regarding the 2024 presidential candidate.

Reporting from detikJabar, Thursday (22/6), this was revealed by Yenny Wahid when asked by a number of journalists after being a speaker at the general stadium event entitled ‘Anticipating Radicalism and Intolerance Movements in National and State Life’ at the IPDN campus, Jatinangor, Sumedang.

“We urge politicians whose surveys are not too uplifting not to be too insistent (go for the presidential election). Most importantly, the PKB General Chair must not then take a position opposite NU, sorry for the people below,” Yenny said.

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