PETALING JAYA: The party has “moved on” from allegations that party leaders were pressured or intimidated into signing a pledge of support for president, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, PKR communications chief Fahmi Fadzil said, who is also Lembah Pantai MP.
According to Fahmi, the PKR now intends to focus on issues that were affecting Malaysians, following the statement made by the party’s vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin on Friday (July 26. Zuraida said that the pledge of support for Anwar was a “calculated move” and that leaders could have been “intimidated or coerced” into signing it.
“As one of the biggest parties in the Pakatan Harapan coalition, the rakyat (Malaysians) want us to focus on issues affecting them,” Fahmi said at a press conference held after the party’s central leadership council meeting at its headquarters on Sunday.
The controversy started when the rumours about the rift between Anwar and deputy president Daruk Seri Azmin Ali surfaced. Party leaders were seen to be split between the two after they have argued openly during the height of the recent sex video scandal, which allegedly involved Azmin.