PETALING JAYA: The storm in PKR continues ahead of the party’s convention next week, with several Youth leaders calling for a vote of no-confidence against president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pic).
They are Lembah Pantai Youth vice-chief Nazrin Idham Razali, Sandakan pro-tem secretary Isaac Wong Kah Kiet and Lembah Pantai committee members – Mohd Nur Fadli Omar, Mohd Faizal Yahya and Muhammad Yazid Mohamad Salleh.
They are siding with PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, who is locked in an open war with Anwar.
The group claimed they were ashamed of persistent attempts to kick out leaders who were perceived as not being supportive of the leadership.
In a joint statement on Sunday (Dec 1), they said recent developments in the party were against the tenets of reformation.
The group called on leaders at all levels, including the central leadership council (MPP) members, to push a motion of no-confidence against Anwar for allegedly undermining the reformation agenda.
They said that recent developments exposing unjust actions could potentially erode public confidence in the party.
“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 leader Zakaria Abdul Hamid only on suspicion of graft.
“Then the elected permanent Youth chairman and his deputy were unceremoniously sacked using unacceptable excuse of age limit although they were within the eligible age limit during the wing elections last year,” said the group.
They noted that 20 leaders had submitted a memorandum to the party disciplinary committee, protesting the unjust sacking of Zakaria.
“The president is only focused on his personal agenda, drumming to the world that he is the designated 8th 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 added.