By Nancy Nais
KUCHING, Nov 7: Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s (PKR) Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali is confident of winning in Sarawak against his challenger, Rafizi Ramli, in the contest for the deputy presidential spot ahead of the party polls this Saturday.
Azmin, who is the incumbent and also Economic Affairs minister, was asked to comment on this matter after he paid a courtesy call on Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg at the State Legislative Assembly here today.
“High,” he replied, with a smile when asked about his confidence level. The party polls this time is tight because he is facing a strong challenger.
Sarawak will be the final leg for the PKR polls, but the recent controversies engulfing Julau could result in an upset because membership from that division had ballooned overnight from a few hundred members to some 13,000 members in June this year.
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is now probing the Julau membership following complaints by several people that they were listed as members without their knowledge or consent.
On the controversy associated with outgoing party president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail’s visit to Julau yesterday, Azmin said he would let it translate into action later.
PKR supreme council member Latheefa Koya labelled Dr Wan Azizah’s visit as inappropriate and highly questionable because the later had also announced a RM100,000 allocation for a road in Julau.
“PKR has always been holding on to the principle of not abusing their powers, including campaigning for party election. I hold the same principle.
“At this moment, I do not have the details on the purpose of visit,” Azmin said. — DayakDaily