‘Don’t test me,’ warns Anwar

PKR president Anwar Ibrahim says if his patience gives the impression that his party is split and weak, then he won’t tolerate it.

PETALING JAYA: PKR president Anwar Ibrahim tonight warned that his patience has a limit and that he will not tolerate any action that would further split the party.

“People say, ‘Anwar is weak, he’s too patient.’

“According to Shamsul Iskandar (PKR information chief), Anwar’s patience is at a godly level. ‘He’s so patient.’

“But don’t test me.

“If this patience gives the impression that this party is split and weak, then I will not tolerate it.

“As long as I am president, my responsibility is to build the strength of the party and to respect the voice of the grassroots,” Anwar said at the Perak PKR convention.

Anwar defended his approach in managing the internal rift in the party, maintaining that the party is a democracy and that he believed everyone has the right to voice their opinion.

There has been a rift in the party between Anwar and his deputy, Mohamed Azmin Ali, with the conflict spilling over to the party’s youth wing, in particular.

The rift has resulted in disputes over who is to open the youth wing’s congress and the recent Sarawak PKR convention, which took place despite state chief Baru Bian insisting it should be cancelled.

Azmin has also been skipping PKR meetings but no action has been taken against him.