Johari confident most state party chiefs will sign pledge

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  • Sunday, 21 Jul 2019

PORT DICKSON: Kedah PKR chief Datuk Johari Abdul (pic) is confident the remaining state party chiefs who have yet to sign a pledge in support of party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will do so soon. Johari, who is the co-ordinator of the proposed council of state chiefs, said only Perak, Johor, Selangor and Sarawak chiefs had yet to sign it.

He said Johor PKR chief Hassan Karim had not signed it as he had tendered his resignation to Anwar some time ago.

“He has resigned ... so we are waiting for the next development,” he said.

Earlier, Anwar said Hassan tendered his letter three weeks ago as he was concerned over the recent spate of chemical-related incidents in Pasir Gudang.

Hassan is Pasir Gudang MP.

Johari said Perak PKR chief Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak did not sign it as he was under police custody.

Farhash was detained to assist in a police probe over a sex video allegedly featuring party deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.

“Farhash has already told us that he will sign the pledge,” he said.

Johari said Selangor Mentri Besar and PKR chief Amirudin Shaari had also not put pen to paper as he could be busy with state matters.

“He has neither read my messages nor taken my calls,” he said.

Earlier yesterday, Sarawak PKR chief Baru Bian said he would not sign the pledge.

Asked if any action would be taken against state chiefs who refused to sign the pledge, Johari said there was no such intention nor was there any provision in the party constitution for this.

“This is purely voluntary,” he said.

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