Penanti assemblyman Dr Norlela Ariffin giving up on politics after constant attacks by party members and allies over the past few months.
Norlela said the Sungai Lembu illegal factory issue, which she had highlighted, was the straw that broke the camel’s back.
“I suffered a stroke in July 21, following attacks over a Facebook Live video where I spoke about the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) not covering the Penanti area.
“Following that, I have been in and out of hospital. My doctors said I could be suffering from an auto-immune disease where my immune system attacks my body when I am under stress.
“Doctors had advised me to take it easy but now, I am being attacked over the Sungai Lembu illegal factory issue.
“I cannot take it anymore,” she said.
Norlela said her family had also been harrassed over the matter.
“I feel so isolated with everyone attacking me.
“I feel it isn’t worth it anymore to be in politics, especially since I have done everything I planned to do to help my constituents,” she said.
Norlela added that the attacks she had been receiving over the Sungai Lembu issue had also soured her impression of PKR.