KUALA LUMPUR: PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin admits that there are cracks in the party following recent developments involving senior leaders but called on members to stand united.
The Housing and Local Government Minister said it was time to consolidate and strengthen the party.
It’s up to the president (Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim) to clean up our backyard, she said.
“We should reject gutter politics and find the conspirators, the party has to unite and this is the right time for Anwar to do so.
“The fact that we have made the statement and he (Anwar) has accepted the teguran (criticism) makes me hope something good will come out of it,” she said at the Parliament lobby here yesterday.
Zuraida also called on feuding party leaders to sit down and chart the party’s direction.
“I think we should be working together now,” she said.
When asked if the PKR leaders could close ranks, Zuraida said that it was up to Anwar.
“I will leave it to the president. In good faith we are willing to come in, start talking and see what we can do to patch up and move together as a party,” she said.
Zuraida said she was also puzzled with the arrest of Anwar’s political secretary Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak in relation to a sex video purportedly involving Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.
She said it’s up to Anwar to explain.
“We leave it up to him, what he wants to do as the party president.
“We got him to take up the post unopposed, therefore he has to recognise the fact that we respect him,” she added.