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Rafizi appointed as PKR VP, Saifuddin retained as sec-gen

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The PKR central leadership council (MPP) today resolved to appoint Rafizi Ramli as one of three co-opted vice-presidents. The other two are Chang Lih Kang and Ali Biju.

The MPP also retained Saifuddin Nasution Ismail as the party's secretary-general.

During the party's leadership elections that concluded last month, Rafizi lost a bruising battle for the party's deputy presidency which was retained by Mohammed Azmin Ali.

It is understood that Azmin and several other elected MPP members did not attend the MPP meeting today because they were on holiday.

Interestingly, the MPP also co-opted Syed Ibrahim Syed Noh as a member of the MPP. Syed Ibrahim had lost the contest for the Ledang PKR division leadership.

The MPP also recommended that elected vice-president Tian Chua head the membership committee and that Gopeng division head Dr Lee Boon Chye leads the internal elections committee.

In a statement today, PKR president Anwar Ibrahim said the appointments were a reflection of all ethnic groups “young and old, male and female”.

"It is hoped that they will be able to fulfil the hopes of the rakyat in the era of a 'new Malaysia'," said Anwar.

The full list of appointees is as follows:

Vice-presidents - Rafizi Ramli, Chang Lih Kang and Ali Biju

Secretary-general - Saifuddin Nasution Ismail

Deputy secretary-general - R Santhara Kumar

Treasurer-general - Lee Chean Chung

Information chief - Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin

Deputy information chiefs - Sim Tze Tzin and S Manivanan

Organising secretary - Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad

MPP - Lee Khai Loon, Faisal Sanusi, Syed Ibrahim Syed Noh, Rayyan Abdul Rahim, Raymond Ahuar, S Kesavan

Strategy director - Mansor Othman

Communications director - Fahmi Fadzil

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