Anwar: Ju­lau polls in ca­pa­ble hands

The Star Malaysia - - Nation -

PORT DICKSON: PKR pres­i­dent Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has said that he is taking “a cool ap­proach” to­wards the in­tense party polls in Ju­lau, Sarawak.

He said the Ju­lau polls was a “fam­ily af­fair” in­volv­ing party mem­bers and that he be­lieved all mem­bers un­der­stood the larger is­sue.

“I am in my con­stituency to fo­cus on my work, as you can see. It’s an in­tense cam­paign over there, yes, but that’s democ­racy at work in­volv­ing the grass­roots mem­bers.

“In PKR, un­like Umno, it’s or­di­nary mem­bers who de­cide and not divi­sion chair­men and del­e­gates,” he said.

Anwar said as in all direct elec­tion sys­tems, es­pe­cially a newly tested one, there would be chal­lenges but “we will iden­tify the strengths and weak­nesses”.

He said the party elec­tion com­mit­tee would iden­tify any is­sues.

“There’s no need for me to be in Sarawak to mi­cro­man­age. I trust in the in­tegrity and abil­ity of my party mem­bers tasked to han­dle the elec­tions. I un­der­stand there are lo­gis­tics and con­nec­tiv­ity is­sues but I’m leav­ing it to them to man­age,” said Anwar.

Re­ports by SHARON LING and ANDY CHUA All smiles: Anwar min­gling with some of his con­stituents in Port Dickson.

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