SHAH ALAM: News reports suggesting a split in Penang PKR have prompted a lament from the party’s deputy president, Mohamed Azmin Ali, over what he calls “boring gutter politics”.
He attributed the Penang problem to the machinations of Barisan Nasional (BN) operatives.
“I’m tired and bored of this dirty kind of politics BN insists on playing,” he said to FMT at the venue of a ceramah here.
However, he would not elaborate beyond saying: “BN can try all it wants to divide Pakatan Harapan, but it cannot stop the change that is coming.”
Penang PKR Youth chief Asrol Sani Abdul Razak announced at a recent press conference that he and 70 other party members from Kepala Batas, Tasek Gelugor, Permatang Pauh, Bagan and Bukit Mertajam had quit the party.
“We are not happy with the PKR state leadership,” The Star quoted Asrol as saying. “It is supposed to be a shared government in Penang, but it looks like PKR is just following DAP.”
Some pundits have said that there is yet to be a healing of the rift in PKR over the so-called Kajang Move of 2014.
There is also talk that a dispute over the party’s list of election candidates has in fact widened the gulf between camps led by Azmin and party president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
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