PKR president suggests moles in Julau out to ruin party

Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail speaking to the press during the Pergerakan Puteri Islam Malaysia national celebration in Cheras, November 11, 2018. — Picture by Razak Ghazali
Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail speaking to the press during the Pergerakan Puteri Islam Malaysia national celebration in Cheras, November 11, 2018. — Picture by Razak Ghazali

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 11 — PKR’s ongoing electoral nightmare, particularly in its Sarawak division of Julau, may be caused by “infiltrators” bent on destroying the ruling party, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said today.

The outgoing PKR president, who is also deputy prime minister, said the infiltrators could be “anyone”.

“We cannot deny that there may be infiltrators from anyone that came to ruin the party,” she told reporters after closing the Pergerakan Puteri Islam Malaysia national celebration here.

However, Dr Wan Azizah said she would not intervene with the irregularities that have surfaced, saying the party had formed a central election committee (JPP) to look into those matters.

“JPP was entrusted to handle the issues in a neutral manner.

“I do not want to side with anyone even though I have my own preferred candidate,” she said.

She added that there were bound to be problems due to the party’s growing membership and it was JPP’s job to resolve them.

Julau PKR has been hit with controversy after its membership spiked from 603 to 13,178.

Polls there were suspended yesterday over claims that hackers broke into the system and injected malware that erased the e-voting application in the tablets, stole data and changed the passwords remotely.

JPP chief Datuk Rashid Din today said the Julau results are now on hold after police seized seven out of 76 tablets used in the voting.

The JPP’s systems and data chief Alvin Teoh is also believed to be under police custody for investigation into alleged election foul play.

He was stopped from leaving Sibu earlier this morning after flying in to Julau to help conduct the internal elections there.