According to Rafii (not his real name), even Anwar is oblivious of the fact that his support base is down to 19 Members of Parliament (MPs), not 22.
“Your estimate (of 18) was close, Anwar thought he had 22. But he has 19,” he said.
There is a massive team in PKR comprising state and national level leaders rooting for Dato’ Seri Azmin Ali to take over as party president.
Among others, the team is considering an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) to retire current number one Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim for good by mooting a vote of no-confidence against him.
I have been made to understand that the Malay-majority, multiracial team has the support of several DAP Members of Parliament (MPs) aligned with Azmin and the required quorum to call for the EGM before year end.
Azmin holds beneficial ownerships to more than half of PKR’s strategic assets and enjoys majority support from party leaders nationwide, including 33 PKR MPs, an estimate provided by a well placed source with evidence to go along with it.
That’s two MPs up from a previous estimate provided by the same source who is dead sure PKR is already “an Azmin Ali party” except in name.
Source : The Third Force
The rift within PKR appears to be widening just days before the party’s crucial annual convention, with several of its Youth wing leaders now demanding that a vote of no-confidence be called against president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
They are Lembah Pantai Youth vice-chief Nazrin Idham Razali and Lembah Pantai committee members — Mohd Nur Fadli Omar, Mohd Faizal Yahya and Muhammad Yazid Mohamad Salleh. All these leaders are aligned with PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali’s faction.
In a joint statement, the Youth leaders claimed that Anwar was undermining the party’s own reform agenda amid attempts to kick out leaders who were perceived as not being supportive of his leadership.
“Initially, there were attempts to force the deputy president (Azmin) and vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin to resign. Then the disciplinary board took extreme action by sacking senior MPP (central leadership committee) leader Zakaria Abdul Hamid only on suspicion of graft.
“Then the elected permanent Youth chairman and his deputy were unceremoniously sacked using the unacceptable excuse of age limit although they were within the eligible age limit during the wing elections last year,” the group said, pointing out that 20 leaders had submitted a memorandum to the party disciplinary committee, protesting the unjust sacking of Zakaria.
The group accused Anwar of being focused on his personal agenda of becoming the next prime minister.
“We propose a vote of no-confidence against Anwar.
“Rash actions taken by Anwar and his team should be rendered null and void, as 20 MPP members had protested against their recent decision to sack Zakaria,” the group said.
PKR communications director and PKR Lembah Pantai division chief Fahmi Fadzil has however debunked the alleged bid for a vote of no confidence against Anwar, stressing that no such motion has been approved by PKR Lembah Pantai Youth at its annual general meeting and that Nazrin himself had not attended such meetings.
Fahmi also argued that the entire statement by Nazrin to propose such a vote of no confidence could not be trusted, as one of the alleged co-signees — Faizal — had clarified that his name was included in Nazrin’s statement without his knowledge or consent.
Source : Malay Mail
PKR central leadership council member warns of retaliation if Azmin’s supporters call for no confidence motion against Anwar
A senior leader in PKR aligned to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim warns of retaliation if supporters of Datuk Seri Azmin Ali go ahead with their plans to call for a motion of no confidence against the party president.
PKR central leadership council (MPP) member Datuk Abdullah Sani Abdul Hamid said he could propose a motion to sack Azmin, who is party deputy president, and his allies on grounds that they had been absent from party meetings for more than three times in a row without a valid excuse.
“If they want to call for a motion of no-confidence against the party president who did not breach the party constitution, I too can retaliate by pushing a motion to sack Azmin, vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin, and deputy Youth chief Hilman Idham,” he said on Sunday (Dec 1).
Abdullah Sani said it was an offence to be absent from party meetings more than three times in a row, in accordance with Clause 23 (6) of the party constitution.
He said this when commenting on a joint statement issued by a group of Youth leaders calling for a motion of no-confidence against Anwar for allegedly undermining the party’s reformation agenda by sacking leaders who were not aligned to the leadership.
The group called on leaders including MPP members to push for a motion of no-confidence against Anwar.
Abdullah Sani said it was up to the permanent chairman to accept or reject motions pushed during the congress.
“It is up to the permanent chairman to decide if a motion should be debated and voted,” he said.