Action may be taken against those planning 'parallel' PKR convention, says PKR veep

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  • Monday, 02 Dec 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Action can be taken against those who are planning to hold their own gathering or a parallel congress on the same day as the PKR national convention on Dec 6 to 8, says party vice-president Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin (pic).

He said there can only be one congress for any political parties, and the party would not recognise any separate ones.

"We will take action based on the law and the party's constitution," he told reporters at the Parliament lobby on Monday (Dec 2).

It was reported that factions aligned to PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali's camp were mulling to hold separate conventions.

Pressed to explain what type of action, Shamsul Iskandar said that it is pending if such "parallel" congress would actually take place.

"Let us wait, sometimes they are just playing around (acah acah sahaja)," he added.

Asked if PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Azmin should make peace before the convention, Shamsul replied,"Insyaallah, let us all pray."

On the calls made by several youth leaders to push a motion of no-confidence against Anwar, Shamsul played it down by saying that it is not prominent, as it is a "last minute motion."

"This is not parliament to table a motion of no confidence.

"This is just from one or two youth leaders and we do not take it seriously," he said.

Meanwhile, at a separate press conference, party's communications director Fahmi Fadzil said there has been no such motion sent in by any wings or divisions in PKR.

Fahmi, who sits in the motions and debates committee for the party's upcoming congress, said no one has sent in any motion of no-confidence against Anwar.

"So zero, no motion of that nature has been sent," he said.

According to Fahmi, the mechanism to send in or debate a motion at the national congress is done via the annual general meetings of the wings and divisions.

The meetings for the party's wings and divisions were held from August to October this year, after which, a report is sent to the party's headquarters for it to be processed.

"So as far as I know, there is no motion of no-confidence from any divisions; in fact, I believe the Youth wing has even sent in a motion to support the leadership of the president," added Fahmi.

It was reported that several Youth leaders have called for a vote of no-confidence against Anwar.

The group claimed they were ashamed of persistent attempts to kick out leaders who were perceived as not being supportive of the leadership.

In a joint statement made on Sunday (Dec 1), the group said the recent developments in the party were against the tenets of reformation.

It had called on leaders at all levels to push a motion of no-confidence against Anwar for allegedly undermining the reformation agenda.

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