Azmin: Reject gutter politics

Azmin speaking during the dinner.

KUCHING, Sept 16: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali lashed out at certain quarters within the party for playing gutter politics to tarnish him and certain members of the party.

He said gutter politics should be eliminated and party members should return to the basic struggles of the party and serve the people, rather than trying to win high posts in the party and resorting to dirty tactics to achieve such.

“We must reject gutter politics, and reject those who use money to influence others. We must realise that PKR’s struggle is not for individual gains, but for the party and for the ‘rakyat’,” Azmin said during the opening dinner for the State PKR Branch Annual General Meeting (AGM) here on Sunday (Sept 15).

He even took a swipe at party members whom he dubbed as a “tycoon and his son” for allegedly using money and smear and gutter politics in the party to tarnish him.

It is believed that he was referring to a gay sex video purportedly showing him and former PKR Santubong youth chief Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz.

Meanwhilem Works Minister Baru Bian, who is state PKR chief, said if the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government wins in the coming state election, he will lead the motion to re-amend the Land Code to be more thorough, as the present amended one by the Gabungan Party Sarawak (GPS) is restricting the native customary rights (NCR) of the natives over their land.

Baru speaking during the dinner.

“There are still many unsettled issues despite the GPS state government amending the Land Code, like the recent NCR case involving Tuai Rumah Sandah.

“Although the GPS state government had amended the Land Code, they failed to respect the court’s decision on this issue.

“To me, the amended Land Code by GPS is only a half-baked amendment. It also restricts the NCR land to 1,000 hectares only when our native rights entitled us to a bigger size.

“The only way we can settle this is to amend Section 5 of the Land Code again, and through a political way,” he said, adding that Sarawakians must support and vote for PH in the coming state election. — DayakDaily