PKR chief miffed over ex­o­dus

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS - BY AIEZAT FADZELL AND LEE HOOI BOON

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.

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