Anwar: Julau polls in capable hands
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.