Anwar must explain how ‘PD Move’ was made, says Zuraida

PETALING JAYA: PKR Wanita chief Zuraida Kamaruddin has questioned the party’s decision making process following the move by the Port Dickson MP to vacate his seat to allow Anwar Ibrahim to contest in a by-election.

Zuraida said the decision should have been decided by consensus and gotten full support from PKR’s 840,000 members.

She said if the decision-making process was not open and democratic, it could cause confusion among the people and give the impression that PKR was “manipulated by certain factions”.

“I hope Anwar himself will announce his stand on this matter,” said Zuraida, who is seen to be aligned to Mohamed Azmin Ali in his tussle with Rafizi Ramli for the deputy president’s post.

She also criticised “certain” leaders for not following due process in making the decision.

Previously, PKR vice-president Tian Chua questioned why discussions on choosing a parliamentary constituency for Anwar to contest only involved Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, vice-president Rafizi Ramli and a few other leaders.

Rafizi was present today when Port Dickson MP Danyal Balagopal Abdullah announced his resignation to make way for Anwar.

Danyal won the Port Dickson seat in the May 9 polls, defeating Barisan Nasional’s VS Mogan and PAS’ Mahfuz Roslan.