Over 10 names submitted for Sabah PKR chief post, says Anwar

Prime Minister and PKR President Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (seated centre) had a special meeting with Sabah PKR in Kota Kinabalu on Saturd(April 20).

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah PKR leadership crisis will be addressed at the party's upcoming central leadership meeting, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

The Prime Minister said a decision will be made after consulting and getting the views from all division heads.

Speaking after a special meeting with Sabah PKR council here, on Saturday (April 20), the PKR president said they will be addressing the issue at the state leadership council.

On the number of names nominated for the position, Anwar said more than 10 have been proposed, but did not indicate if the state liaison chief will be replaced.

The crisis has been troubling Sabah PKR for about a year, but had recently escalated after half of the 26 state PKR division chiefs called for the resignation of state party chairman Datuk Dr Sangkar Rasam for his alleged shortcomings.

Meanwhile, PKR information chief Fahmi Fadzil said the leadership council will meet on Sunday (April 21) following which the new Sabah PKR chief will be announced.

“Otherwise, the announcement may be made in the next council meeting if the president decides that more time is needed to discuss the matter,” he said.

Fahmi, who is also Communications Minister, noted that no specific names were discussed in the meeting today.

“Like what has been done in Penang, Kedah and Perlis before, the president will consult all division heads before addressing the issue at the monthly central leadership meeting.

“Hence, the decision will be announced tomorrow or after the next council meeting,” he said.

Earlier, a special meeting with the Sabah PKR council was held here, which was also attended by Wanita PKR chief Fadhlina Sidek and Sangkar.

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