IPOH: Perak PKR has no problem and is willing to have former federal minister Salleh Said Keruak accepted as a member of the party, state chairman Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak said today.
He said Salleh’s wide experience and leadership qualities could help strengthen PKR especially in Sabah.
Salleh, who left Umno last year, confirmed today that he had applied to join PKR. His application is going through the approval process.
In Shah Alam, PKR president Anwar Ibrahim said the party’s political bureau had not discussed the matter yet. “We received the application from him, but have not discussed it at the (political bureau) meeting,” he told reporters today after a meeting among MPs of Pakatan Harapan and Parti Warisan Sabah.
Farhash had spoken to reporters earlier today about Salleh.
“I know him personally from the time he was a minister and to me he is a good person, hard working and is among the political figures who had always fought for the people of Sabah. He also feels that PKR is the appropriate platform for him especially in Sabah’s multi-racial scenario and I cannot agree more.”
Farhash did not rule out the possibility that there would be different opinions from various levels if Salleh’s application is accepted by the PKR political bureau.
“For now I have not heard of anyone opposing. But it is normal in politics to have some against and some for Salleh joining the party as he has made a name for himself,” he said.