Battle for Pandan PKR division chief post heats up

KUALA LUMPUR: The situation is starting to heat up between supporters of PKR deputy president hopefuls Rafizi Ramli and Datuk Seri Azmin Ali at the Pandan division ahead of the final phase of the Selangor PKR polls.

A group of PKR members gathered in front of the Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya building on Sunday (Oct 28) to cast their votes at 10am but the gates to the centre were only opened at 10.30am.

Many of them, especially the senior citizens, complained why the gates were opened half an hour later.

Supporters of Rafizi were seen wearing t-shirts with the logo #Reformasi20Tahun while Azmin's supporters were seen wearing #VoteforAzminAli.

Former Pandan MP Rafizi is facing off against incumbent Lembah Jaya assemblyman Haniza Talha.

Haniza, who is aligned to incumbent deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, is currently leading in the contest for the Wanita PKR chief's position.

Rafizi, who was briefly present at the centre to cast his vote, expressed his disappointment with the central election committee (JPP) for not using MyKad readers during the polls.

"We want to make sure that we can identify the real identities of genuine PKR voters.

"The fear is that members can vote two to three times.

"I was told the JPP have the IC reader but for whatever reason they did not implement it," he said.


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