Azmin: The candidate should not interfere with the affairs of the election committee!

Any form of complaint or dissatisfaction with the PKR election process should be brought to the party’s election committee so that it could thoroughly investigate the matter.

Incumbent PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said any candidate with complaints could and should do so, and then should leave the matter entirely up to the committee.

He said the candidate should not interfere with the affairs of the election committee.

“If there is any complaint, I am confident that the election committee will investigate it. In fact there is not just one complaint, but many complaints which have been received by the committee… let them investigate and make their own decisions.”

“I have not pressured any party (to do anything) as this is an in-house election, within the PKR family, and it must be done in a proper, orderly manner and there should not be any tension created as this could break up the harmony that this party enjoys,” he told reporters Monday night after a debate on the New Malaysia held in conjunction with the PKR elections.

Present were PKR vice-president Tian Chua; Wanita chief Zuraida Kamaruddin and one of those vying for one of the party’s vice-president posts, Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin.

Azmin was commenting on allegations of impropriety in the Labis PKR branch election in Johor.

His challenger for the No. 2 party post, Rafizi Ramli, had called for the party election committee to declare the results in Labis null and void, claiming that some election committee monitors had interfered with the election there by casting votes for other members.

In the election in Johor, Azmin was reported to have received 4,503 votes to Rafizi’s 3,976.

It was also reported that Azmin also received more votes in Penang, though only just. Azmin received 3,326 votes while 3,150 ballots were cast for Rafizi.

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