Wan Azizah: 'There is only one camp in PKR - my camp'

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  • Tuesday, 24 Apr 2018

PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has denied that there is a rift in PKR, saying there is only one camp in the party - hers.  

The PKR president said that any speculation of rift in the party was just talk, and the dropping of candidates was a normal occurrence in politics.  

"There is only one camp. My camp," she told reporters after a briefing for Pakatan Harapan candidates on Tuesday (April 24).  

Pakatan Harapan chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who was present, said that Barisan Nasional had dropped many incumbents as well for GE14.  

"I heard of a revolt in many places. Some even indicated that they want to join Pakatan," he alleged, adding that some of them are well-known figures in politics.  

When asked about names of these so-called party rebels, Dr Mahathir refused to divulge details, saying that he did not want to be brought to court.  

He acknowledged that those dropped would be disappointed.  

The former premier, however, maintained that some of them will set aside their personal feelings to ensure the coalition has full support ahead of the polls.  

Dr Mahathir said that Pakatan leaders would personally meet those who have been dropped to explain their decisions.  

"We will meet and talk to them. Those disappointed must contain their disappointment," said Dr Mahathir.  

Recently, The Star reported that tensions have risen between the Dr Wan Azizah and her deputy Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali over the candidate list.  

Their purported conflict had earned brickbats from civil society members, with former Bersih 2.0 chairman Datuk S. Ambiga labelling it as "unforgivable nonsense".

PKR's candidate list was eventually released via a statement issued on Tuesday morning.

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