Saifuddin: Zuraida should explain 'cracks' in party at upcoming PKR retreat

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  • Friday, 19 Jul 2019

PUTRAJAYA: PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin should explain her remarks about "cracks" in PKR during the party's weekend retreat, said Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail. 

The PKR secretary-general said the three-day retreat in Port Dickson is a more "appropriate" platform to discuss party problems. 

"As she (Zuraida) will also be at the retreat, she should use it as a platform to bring up her concerns about the party.

"If she says there is a 'crack' in the party, then she should explain what she means. 

"If there indeed is such a thing, then how can we fix it," said Saifuddin, adding that speaking up at the retreat is better than making statements in public.

"That does nothing to resolve the situation," he added. 

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister said this at the launching of the Food Bank Malaysia @ Pasar Tani here on Friday (July 19).

PKR party leaders are set to gather in Port Dickson over the weekend, with the issue of the sex video implicating deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali looming over them. 

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad - who is the Pakatan Harapan and Bersatu chairman - will be attending the retreat on Friday night.

He is expected to give an address at the retreat.

Zuraida recently acknowledged that there was a crack within PKR, and urged party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to "clean up" the party's "backyard". 

On the food bank programme, Saifuddin said that the Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama) are the latest to take part in the ministry's programme. 

Under the collaboration, Fama's 757 pasar tani nationwide will contribute any surplus food to the programme. 

Fama has said that it is able to collect about 2,500kg of surplus food from 50 markets in the Klang Valley, based on an average rate of 50kg per market. 

The Food Bank Malaysia programme is an initiative by the Ministry to help provide food to underprivileged groups, while at the same time, reducing food waste from consumers and the retail industry.

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