PKR expected to decide on Sabah leadership on Dec 11, says Anwar

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said PKR is expected to decide on its Sabah state leadership next week. — Picture by Shafwan Zaidon
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said PKR is expected to decide on its Sabah state leadership next week. — Picture by Shafwan Zaidon

KOTA KINABALU, Dec 9 — PKR is expected to decide on its Sabah state leadership as soon as Tuesday (December 11), said its president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today.

Speaking to reporters after meeting with Sabah PKR divisional chiefs here, he said that the party’s political bureau will meet on Tuesday to discuss the matter.

“Our political bureau meets every Tuesday, so, maybe on Tuesday night (December 11) or afterwards (PKR will announce new state leadership),” he said.

Anwar stressed that he would respect the decision of the majority with regards to the state leadership.

The Port Dickson member of Parliament further explained that his decision to agree with the voices of the majority was driven by the party’s constitution, which stipulates that the president must consult leaders in the state.

“In all nine states (including Sabah) that I have visited (so far), I have conceded, although I have not announced, to the wishes of the majority of the divisional chiefs.

“Unless there are compelling cases, whether the personality (of a potential leader) is so antagonistic or problematic...but I don’t see that there is a problem thus far and certainly not in Sabah,” he said.

It was reported that incumbent Sabah PKR chairperson Datuk Christina Liew, who is also Sabah Deputy Chief Minister, has a rival in Tawau PKR Division Chief Datuk Kong Hong Ming for the party’s state leadership post. — Bernama