Saifuddin and Amirudin team up for PKR elections, emphasizing party unity over outcome | Malaysia
PETALING JAYA, May 7 – As the internal election race heats up, PKR vice-presidential candidate Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail has teamed up with party vice-presidential candidate and Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari.
At the launch of #KitaSemuaKeadilan today, the two said the bonds between party members should not fray no matter who wins.
“Keadilan is built on the inclusiveness and capacity of his party members,” Saifuddin said during his speech at the event.
The outgoing PKR General Secretary and former Minister of Internal Trade and Consumer Affairs recounted his 23 years with the party before explaining why it was important that the party’s elections take place now.
He said that the Central Leadership Council (MPP) of PKR had decided at its February 20 meeting that since the 2020 Sheraton Move, the burden of party leadership rests solely with President Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim after other senior party leaders have left or gone on leave. .
“Don’t destroy our silaturahim (relationship), which means the election must be healthy and fresh so that we can choose the best from the others who are also good,” he said.
Meanwhile, Amirudin also took the same position, saying party members should choose loyal leaders who stayed and protected the party after it was “betrayed” during the Sheraton move.
“We compete based on the spirit of ukhuwah (fraternity) and camaraderie. We make our selection based on our background: those who stand the test, persevere, are wise, calm and team-oriented and fully execute the trust of governance.
“More than two years have passed since the traitorous Sheraton Move. Many also in this room have been ridiculed as traitors. However, we have been patient and persistent in proving our reliability,” he said.
Other candidates for Vice President present were Chief Information Officer and Vice President of PKR, Datuk Seri Samsul Iskandar Md Akin; Fahmi Fadzil, director of communications of PKR and deputy of Lembah Pantai; MP for Kuala Langat, Datuk Abdullah Sani Abd Hamid; Chan Ming Kai, MP for Alor Setar; and Sentosa State Deputy Datuk G. Gunaraj.
PKR Youth Chief Candidate Adam Adli Abd Halim and Women’s Chief Candidate Senator Fadhlina Sidek were also present, as were former Vice Presidents Tian Chua and Datuk R. Sivarasa.
The PKR elections will take place in stages from state to state from May 17-22.