Sacked leader starts ‘Say no to Anwar’ campaign


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 20 Jul 2019

His side of the story: Ganapathy meeting with the media after being sacked from the party at NU central.

KUALA LUMPUR: A sacked PKR leader is trying to start a “Say no to Anwar” campaign, claiming that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is not prime minister material.

Former Seputeh PKR branch chief P. Ganapathy said he was sacked from the party because he had criticised the PKR president in a WhatsApp group comprising Anwar and all branch leaders.

“In a show cause letter issued by the party, I responded saying I will not retract my criticism against Anwar.

“He is not fit to be prime minister,” he said.

Ganapathy, who claimed he was a member since the party’s inception in 1998, said he had been in PKR long enough to see what he described as the PM-in-waiting’s “chameleon characteristics”.

“The party president practises cronyism and nepotism, appointing friends and family members to positions and sidelining long-serving members.

“Appointments are not based on merit, as even those who lost in the party elections (late last year) were given key positions.

“This is certainly not reformation,” he told a press conference here yesterday.

Ganapathy said he posted social media allegations and videos on the WhatsApp group for Anwar to clarify certain matters.

“I never said anything against the party. My comments were targeted at the individual helming the party.

“Now that they have sacked me, I am free to express my views openly,” he said.

Ganapathy said he would seek his lawyer’s advice before going on a roadshow to raise awareness on his “Asalkan Bukan Anwar Ibrahim” (anyone but Anwar Ibrahim) campaign.

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