PKR's political bureau is due for a meeting at 3 PM.
It is expected to be an explosive one with Dato Seri Azmin openly planning to ally themselves with PAS and Rafizi is leading the charge against it.
It is expected to be the beginning of the much awaited quarrel between the Wan Azizah faction versus Azmin faction. In the past few days, open exchanges between Azmin camp against Rafizi is heard.
The line is drawn between both the factions with each claiming their side is carrying out the instruction of imprisoned leader Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
LSS Facebook summarised the squabble:
The divisions within Pakatan have become serious.One would suspect that the move by Azmin has the concurrence of Tun Dr Mahathir. He has been touted by close Mahathir people as the next Prime Minister. That is if they win.
Yesterday, the Pakatan Harapan presidential council held a meeting and then issued a statement that Pakatan will not cooperate with PAS.
But PKR Deputy Youth Head Afif Bahardin had issued a statement that cooperating with PAS was Anwar Ibrahim's decision. This was supported by PKR Deputy President Azmin Ali.
This means that Pakatan's presidential council led by Mahathir has now gone against it's own de-facto leader Anwar's decision.
Meanwhile Rafizi had admitted that he was the person targeted in PKR central leadership council member Latheefa Koya’s FB posts and said it was quite obvious.
Latheefa had made many serious allegations claiming that Rafiizi continuously lies using false figures and had diverted donations, gives false promises and engaged in money politics to buy off people.
“Hahaha, yes it’s me, it’s quite obvious,” he said, and revealed that Ponorogo refers to deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi, whose ancestors come from the Java province in Indonesia.
“I know there has been a silent campaign against me in PKR by a very small group of people who accused me to have been bought by Zahid Hamidi to cause havoc in PKR, in exchange with freedom (and) not going to jail,” said Rafizi, clarifying that he has many criminal cases against him.
Rafizi had named Azmin, Tian Chua, Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin, Xavier Jeyakumar, Dr Shaharuddin Badaruddin, Zuraida Kamaruddin, R Sivarasa, Saifuddin Abdullah, Kamaruddin Jaafar and Fahmi Fadzil as among those who favour talks with PAS.
On the other hand, William Leong, secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution, Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, Tan Yew Kew, Syed Ibrahim Syed Noh, Johari Abdul, Sim Tze Tzin and Fariz Musa were opposed to the idea of working with PAS.
PKR Deputy Youth Head Afif Bahardin also said that sacking Kelantan PKR Youth chief Mohd Hafidz Rizal Amran was made by the national Youth chief Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad alone.
“The decision (to remove Hafidz) was an individual’s decision.”
Afif Bahardin, said the decision was made without the matter being discussed in a meeting at the national level.
This contradicts the earlier announcement that Nik Nazmi made saying he did it with agreement with the national youth leadership.
When asked to clarify his decision, Nik Nazmi declined to say why he decided to remove Hafidz and said:
“As national Youth chief, I have the authority to change the state chiefs. It is not something we need to take to the national AMK for discussion.”
In that case, why is there a need for party elections in PKR?
Pakatan is indeed a coalition that is fragile who spends their time publicly fighting each other for power rather than on things that benefit the nation.
Azmin has been appointed Election Director of Pakatan Harapan which means he controls the election purse contributed by PKR aka himself, DAP, and corporate cronies of Mahathir.
Of late, it is heard that Mahathir has a change of mind on Azmin. It could only mean Azmin has his own mind and Mahathir dislike anyone with a mind of their own.
And, Pakatan Harapan Council made a statement against such alliance with PAS. Tariq Ismail of PPBM posted statement by Pakatan Harapan Council in his FB, below:
PAKATAN HARAPAN PRESIDENTIAL COUNCIL MEDIA STATEMENTThe position of the Pakatan Harapan Presidential Council regarding cooperation with PAS is as follows:1) Pakatan Harapan will not cooperate with PAS in the 14th General Election (GE14); and2) Pakatan Harapan is preparing its strategy for the possibility of three-cornered contests in GE14.YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir MohamadPakatan Harapan ChairmanYB Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan IsmailPakatan Harapan PresidentYB Tan Sri Muhyiddin YassinPakatan Harapan Deputy PresidentYAB Lim Guan EngPakatan Harapan Deputy PresidentYBhg Hj Mohamad SabuPakatan Harapan Deputy President29 August 2017
So which way is Azmin going? And, which way is PAS going?
PAS Selangor seemed interested to go together with Azmin. But, will they go all the way with Azmin facing not only problem with PKR but his administration is facing a dead-end with his wrongdoing revealing itself with evidences.
Sources claimed Azmin controls 60-70% of office bearer in PKR. While, Rafizi has the support of youth. His MCKK batchmate is AMK Head, Nik Nazmi.
If PAS makes a wrong move, they might get drag together. Off course, it is unclear to most. People are only experts after the event and not before. Even leaders up the echelon may not see what is coming.
Oh yes, which way will Muhyiddin move in his stealth cooperation with PAS?