Sabah PKR may see new leader
Published on: Monday, December 10, 2018

Sabah: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) President Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim hinted Sunday of a change in the party's Sabah leadership."There is a possibility (of change)…I can't say now as I have to study the views expressed by the division heads.

"I will, of course, discuss further with the party's central leaders. But more importantly, as the party's constitution stipulates, I have to take into account all the expressions and sentiments as well as views of the division heads," he said after a special meeting with Sabah PKR division chiefs.

He said the announcement would be made in the next few days.

"We will digest the views and the principle is I will respect all views.

"So far, I have conceded to the wishes of the majority of the division heads in all state PKR committees, although I have yet to announce the decisions. Our political bureau meets every Tuesday, so it will be announced soon," he said.

He also said he had been meeting state PKR leaders, with Sabah PKR being the ninth State in his tour.

"I have agreed with the majority decisions. Of course, there is no consensus, but the party's constitution stipulates that the president must consult the division heads…in a true democratic spirit, I follow the wishes and sentiments of the majority.

"And I do not think Sabah is an exception…unless there are compelling cases where the person is so antagonistic or problematic, but I do not see that as a problem thus far, and certainly not in Sabah.

"I certainly respect the wishes of the majority as this is the party's spirit."

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Christina Liew is the incumbent Sabah PKR chairperson. She previously brushed off claims of a move to oust her as the chief, saying it was hearsay and that she knew nothing of the sort.

It was also reported that Tawau PKR Chief Datuk Kong Hong Ming had the support of 15 of the 25 divisional leaders to lead the party in the State. – Ricardo Unto


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