2 IN KEDAH PKR REMANDED OVER MONEY POLITICS
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.