Party with­out a leader strong enough to unite war­ring fac­tions

New Straits Times - - News -

THE no­tion of Datuk Seri Dr Wan Az­izah Wan Is­mail act­ing as a seat warmer for her hus­band has never been so pal­pa­ble as dur­ing the open­ing of the PKR Wanita and Youth as­sem­blies on Fri­day.

Dr Wan Az­izah was not present and her No. 2, Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, presided over the affair at PJ’s Civic Hall. Af­ter all, Dr Wan Az­izah is char­ac­ter­is­ti­cally over­shad­owed by Azmin, es­pe­cially af­ter he was made Se­lan­gor menteri be­sar.

There was a video mon­tage of jailed party de facto leader Datuk Seri An­war Ibrahim’s strug­gles. Or more ac­cu­rately, An­war’s and Azmin’s strug­gles for the party.

There were snip­pets here and there show­ing Dr Wan Az­izah stand­ing next to her hus­band like a wall­flower. But the video fo­cused pri­mar­ily on An­war and Azmin.

In his speech, Azmin an­nounced the con­sol­i­da­tion of DAP, PKR, Parti Amanah Ne­gara and Parti Pribumi Ber­satu Malaysia. While it is clear that he has come to terms with the ab­sence of Pas as an ally, the event

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