Perak PKR defends Anwar, urges Azmin to self-reflect

Modified 29 Dec 2018, 2:25 pm

Perak PKR has defended party president Anwar Ibrahim's choice of appointment to key party positions.

State party chief Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak said Perak PKR was in consensus that Anwar's choices were "appropriate" and not excessive.

As such, Farhash said PKR deputy president Azmin Ali, who criticised the appointments, must do some self-reflection.

"We ask the deputy president to self-reflect and accept the appointments because those appointed are (not) our enemies or Umno-BN members but our comrades.

"Differences of opinion should not turn into a permanent rivalry," he said in a statement tonight.

He added that Azmin should review his remarks.

Earlier today, Azmin urged Anwar to review the appointments to the PKR leadership council saying that they did not reflect "fair and just representation".

In response, Anwar said he had tried to be inclusive when appointing the new office-bearers adding that Azmin was getting personal because of a few appointments.

Anwar also posted a tweet apparently aimed at Azmin accusing him of politicking.

The new appointees were chosen by Anwar yesterday after chairing a meeting of the PKR central leadership council (MPP).

Notable appointments include Rafizi Ramli as vice-president and Saifuddin Nasution Ismail as secretary-general.

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