Del­e­gates will vote for me based on my 20-year track record in party, says Azmin

New Straits Times - - NEWS - PKR’s strug­gle over the past 20 years.

DATUK Seri Azmin Ali is con­fi­dent of re­tain­ing the post of PKR deputy pres­i­dent at the con­clu­sion of the party polls, de­spite fac­ing stiff chal­lenge from Rafizi Ramli.

The eco­nomic af­fairs min­is­ter said party del­e­gates would vote for him based on his per­for­mance and track record in cham­pi­oning

“In­syaAl­lah (God will­ing), with the sup­port that I have, I can state here that I will con­tinue to be (al­lowed to carry out my duty), and I will dis­charge it well and with re­spon­si­bil­ity,” he said yes­ter­day in re­sponse to a ques­tion on what would hap­pen if he lost to Rafizi.

Azmin said he was con­fi­dent that the ma­ture PKR mem­bers would make a good choice, and he was pre­pared to ac­cept their de­ci­sion.

He re­minded PKR mem­bers hold­ing po­si­tions in the party not to quar­rel for po­si­tions, but to pri­ori­tise serv­ing the peo­ple.

The for­mer Se­lan­gor menteri be­sar urged mem­bers to keep the faith de­spite ob­sta­cles, and re­called how he was the first per­son to be sent to jail at the height of the Re­for­masi era.

“I was beaten up, stripped naked, tied up, hu­mil­i­ated. But it was an or­deal I had to go through and never felt any re­gret. The out­come is what we achieved on May 9 (14th Gen­eral Election).”

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