PKR GE15 convention starting point for party to consolidate and unite, says event director

SHAH ALAM: The PKR GE15 convention kicked off on Saturday (Aug 27) seeing an overwhelming attendance by party members.

The hall at the Youth and Cultural Complex here was filled to capacity with attendees from all over the country.

They were all there to hear what their leaders had to say about PKR's future direction.

PKR faced a major hurdle in the past two years when some of its pioneer leaders defected during the Sheraton Move political coup.

The incident happened just 22 months after PKR led the Opposition bloc in a historic defeat of Barisan Nasional in the 14th General Election.

Convention director Manivannan Gowin had said in an interview that the gathering would be a starting point for PKR to consolidate, unite and move on as a single force.

Both party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his newly minted deputy Rafizi Ramli had been given 45 minutes each to deliver their respective speeches and messages to the attendees.

Both the speeches are scheduled to be delivered after 3.30pm.

It will soon be known if the attendees - mostly PKR grassroots members - perceive Rafizi as the party's saviour by the response he gets during his speech.

In his welcoming speech Manivannan reminded everyone that PKR has a history of rising up above all challenges.

"We have gone through five general elections. In the 10th General Election we won five Parliamentary seats, and in the 11th General Election we won only one seat," reminded Manivannan.

However, he added PKR had won 31, 30 and 47 seats in the 12th, 13th and 14th general elections respectively, but the jubilation was short lived due to betrayal by their very own people.

Manivannan said the party's grassroots felt the 'pain' and the betrayal the most and suffered a painful deep scar.

However, reassured Manivannan, as long as the people's aspirations were not met - PKR would blaze ahead.

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

PKR , GE15 , Convention , Manivannan Gowin ,


Next In Nation

Stay united and prioritise the nation, says Nga
Appointment of Ahmad Zahid as DPM a betrayal of Pakatan voters, says Bersatu leader
Khairy congratulates newly-appointed successor, hopes she will uphold excellent public health system
I am honoured to be part of unity govt under Anwar, says Ewon on new ministerial appt
Cuepacs, MEF say Cabinet line-up possesses credibility, ability to work hard
Improve laws and women’s rights, says group
Sabah housewife loses over RM500,000 in love scam
Being appointed DPM a recognition for GPS, Borneo bloc, says Fadillah
Khaled helms Higher Education Ministry for a second time
Anwar hopes to restore economic confidence through new approaches in Finance Ministry

Others Also Read