Zaid declares the next PR convention will be in Putrajaya

By Syed Jaymal Zahiid and Adib Zalkapli, The Malaysian Insider

Datuk Zaid Ibrahim took the floor at the end Pakatan Rakyat’s first ever convention this evening and fired up the party faithful by declaring the pact ready to kick Barisan Nasional (BN) out and wrest federal power.

“The rakyat are tired of racial politics, they are tired of being fooled..I assure you, after this, we will hold our next convention in Putrajaya,” he said, sparking thunderous applause from the crowd who attended today’s convention.

Zaid, the former de facto Umno Law Minister, said today’s convention was testament to PR’s will to put aside their almost irreconcilable differences to serve the voters by replacing what he called a corrupt BN government.

“We were told that we cannot stay together, the supreme leader of Umno, (former premier) Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said if we are allowed to govern, everything will be destroyed.

“Of course everything will be destroyed, everything about Umno will be destroyed,” he said.

Zaid had engineered the work on PR’s common policies which was tabled and endorsed at today’s convention.