Anwar wants a ‘healthy’ PKR election

SIBU: PKR president-elect Anwar Ibrahim has reminded candidates contesting in the election for the leadership posts to do so as “a large family” in a healthy manner to strengthen the party.

The PKR top leadership election scheduled to take place from Sept 22 until Oct 28 this year throughout the country will see contests at all levels except for the president’s post which was won by Anwar unopposed last month.

He pointed out that he would not compromise with any candidate who violated the party regulations.

In this regard, he reminded the candidates against being rude, engaging in physical fights, and using abusive words purely to win the election.

He said this in a speech at a dinner here last night.

He confirmed that three parliamentary seats had been offered for him to contest in a by-election to be held shortly to enable him to return to Parliament before October this year.

However, he did not state the names of the parliamentary seats concerned and the constituency that he would be contesting in.

Earlier, Sarawak PKR chairman cum works minister and Selangau Member of Parliament Baru Bian said the support of the people in the state who wanted a change of government had enabled Pakatan Harapan to win 10 of the 30 Parliamentary seats in Sarawak, which has now increased to 12 seats following the entry of Independent candidates.

Baru Bian, who is also Ba’kelalan assemblyman, said Pakatan Harapan had to strengthen its position in Sarawak to face the state election about three years from now.