Accept results with open heart, says Anwar

PORT DICKSON: All candidates contesting in the PKR 2022 election have been told to accept the results of the election, set to be announced today, with an open heart.

PKR president and Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said the results were meant to rebuild the party.

“Yes, it will be announced tomorrow (today), all results are in, we (PKR) will harness our strength together after that,” he told reporters after attending the Raya Mat Moto 1.0 celebration here yesterday, Bernama reported.

Earlier, PKR central election committee (JPP) chairman Dr Zaliha Mustafa was reported as saying that the PKR election results at national and branch levels would be announced today after it was postponed following fresh election in several branches before this.

In this regard, Anwar, who is the Pakatan Harapan chairman, again urged Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob to expedite holding the special Parliament session to debate the Anti-Party Hopping Bill. He said Pakatan was still waiting for Ismail Sabri to decide on the dates of the special session before it was debated in Parliament.

Zaliha said the nomination period for 20 central leadership council seats in the PKR online election beginning today has been extended until Tuesday.

The extension also involved the nomination for 20 seats in the party’s Angkatan Muda Keadilan (AMK) leadership council and 20 seats in the Wanita leadership council.

She said the online nomination, through its own internal election app called Adil, would begin from today until Tuesday.

However, she said the physical nomination would be carried out from 9am to 5pm today at the PKR headquarters in Petaling Jaya.

“All the processes are carried out according to the Amended Election Rules and Procedures of the Party Election on Feb 21, 2022,” she said, adding that a notification was posted on the PKR 2022 election official Facebook page on Friday.

Before this, the nomination process for the posts, both online and physical, was fixed for only today.

Based on the PKR 2022 election calendar, the results for 20 AMK and Wanita council posts will be known at the AMK and Women’s Congress on June 24, while results for the 20 central leadership council (MPP) posts will be unveiled at the national congress a day later.

Zaliha said the voting at all 222 branches in every state had been completed, with the turnout for online voting exceeding 90%.

“The voting process went well with no incidents. Voter turnout was fair, considering 65 branches had won uncontested at the division level.

“For the online voting, it was excellent with a more than 90% turnout,” she said, adding that the “unofficial results” would be released from today.

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