PKR chief miffed over exodus
PETALING JAYA: PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has expressed disappointment with Sabah lawmakers who chose to leave the party despite winning their seats under its banner.
On the resignation of Sabah PKR chief Datuk Seri Lajim Ukin, who left to helm a local party, she said such actions cannot be condoned.
Wan Azizah said PKR is the first national multiracial party which recognised the rights of Sabah and Sarawak.
“PKR remains the only party that brings every race and every group on a multiracial and progressive platform,” she said in a statement yesterday.
She said all of PKR’s 26 divisions in Sabah, including Labuan, will remain strong and functional because it was “individual leaders” who left the party.
Wan Azizah said PKR national elections director Datuk Saifuddin Nasution would meet party leaders in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, this week to ensure continuity in the party’s preparation for the next general election.
“I wish Datuk Seri Lajim and the others good luck. I am positive they will work within a cooperative framework with Pakatan Harapan Sabah to ensure a one-toone (contest) in all state and parliamentary seats in Sabah in the next general election.”
DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said he is confident DAP Sabah will resolve the party’s internal problems following the resignations.