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KUALA LUMPUR: Elec­tion can­di­dates had been re­minded to ad­here strictly to rules, reg­u­la­tions and ethics, as well as di­rec­tives from the party’s cen­tral elec­tion com­mit­tee in the run-up to PKR’s elec­tion.

PKR strate­gic com­mu­ni­ca­tions head Fahmi Fadzil urged can­di­dates to con­duct their cam­paign in a dis­ci­plined man­ner as peo­ple were watch­ing and eval­u­at­ing the can­di­dates.

“Be care­ful, be­cause peo­ple are look­ing at how the party’s in­ter­nal elec­tion process is be­ing con­ducted af­ter we suc­ceeded in form­ing the govern­ment and also as the largest party in the govern­ment bloc.

“This is the third time I am con­test­ing and I see there is no dif­fer­ence com­pared to the last (party) elec­tion.”

Fahmy said this af­ter open­ing the 2018 UPSR Premier Mo­ti­va­tion Sem­i­nar and Lem­bah Pan­tai Par­lia­men­tary Day cel­e­bra­tion yes­ter­day.

Polling dates for PKR’s cen­tral ex­ec­u­tive coun­cil posts have been set by the polling com­mit­tee to take place on a state-bystate ba­sis be­tween Sept 14 to Oct 13.

The first party elec­tion took place on Fri­day, in­volv­ing Ke­lan­tan and Tereng­ganu, fol­lowed by Me­laka, Ne­gri Sem­bi­lan and Pa­hang on Satur­day while the polls in Fed­eral Ter­ri­tory will take place to­day.

Vot­ing for Perlis, Kedah and Pe­nang and Jo­hor had been set for Sept 22 while in Se­lan­gor, it will take place on Sept 29 and 30. Vot­ing in Sarawak is on Oct 6 while for Sabah, on Oct 13.

Fahmy, who is Lem­bah Pan­tai mem­ber of par­lia­ment, said there was no need to post­pone PKR polls, which some feared might dis­rupt the Port Dick­son by-elec­tion.

“I say, go ahead (with the party polls) as we will fo­cus on the by-elec­tion when it is an­nounced later.

“For me, we have to com­plete the du­ties and re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of the party ac­cord­ing to the rules set by the Registry of So­ci­eties.”

Ear­lier, in a state­ment, PKR vice-pres­i­dent Sham­sul Iskan­dar Mohd Akin called on the party elec­tion to be sus­pended tem­po­rar­ily un­til the by-elec­tion had been con­cluded.

Ac­cord­ing to him, the move was aimed at en­sur­ing ac­count­abil­ity as well as the pres­ence of all par­ties in­volved in the par­lia­men­tary con­stituency.

Fahmi Fadzil

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