PKR launches election website is the central point of information on the party’s election efforts, says Nik Nazmi. 

Anisah Shukry, FMT

PKR today launched a website to canvass netizens for votes in the coming election.

PKR communications director Nik Azmi Nik Ahmad told reporters would serve as the party’s main election platform and the central point for information on its election efforts.

“The website is the place the public can visit to find out all they need to know about their candidates,” he said. “All our election materials, including candidate lists, will be included on the site.

“It will allow netizens to share our election messages, speeches, visuals and other paraphernalia either directly with people in their communities or with their virtual communities in Facebook and Twitter, for instance.”

Most important, Nik Nazmi quipped, would be the “donation page” because the “resource-strapped PKR” needed funds for its campaign.

The site informs donors how their money will be put to use. For example, a donation of RM100 would allow PKR volunteers to reach out to voters residing in rural areas.

“The website is a call to action and will be increased in capacity to display information about all election candidates as we progress to the general election,” Nik Nazmi said.

He said he expected to attract large traffic, adding that it had been receiving 1,500 hits a day even before it was launched.

He said the target groups included Malaysians living overseas who might not return in time for the general election but could contribute in ways other than voting for Pakatan Rakyat candidates.