Rais: Nobody left in PKR except Anwar, family and some cronies

(Bernama) – Parti Keadilan Rakyat appears to be no longer capable of contributing leadership towards the formation of a government in future, said Information Communication and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim.

He said this was because party members had been leaving the party one by one and now only Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, his wife, Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Ismail who is also PKR president, and her deputy, Azmin Ali, as well as several of Anwar’s followers were still loyal to the party.

“Those who are still remaining in the party are just himself (Anwar) and several family members as well as his close associates, whom, I feel cannot lead towards forming a government but leading to pit one against another because the ability to gain power has disappeared,” he said.

He said this to reporters after witnessing the Construction and Maintenance Agreement Signing ceremony between Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) and NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) for the laying of the new international submarine cable system, here Monday.

Rais was asked to comment on the resignation of the Padang Serai Member of Parliament N. Gobalakrishnan from the PKR and becoming an Independent MP effective immediately, last Saturday.

Rais said Gobalakrishnan’s resignation from the party clearly showed that the PKR was disintegrating.

He said it also appeared that the PKR did not give much contribution throughout the campaigning for the by-election for the Tenang state seat in Johor which saw the Barisan Nasional (BN) winning significantly on Sunday.

“Their contribution in Tenang recently was insignificant, in fact, PAS appeared to have played a bigger role,” he added.