Anwar’s letter not meant for public, says Wan Azizah


PKR president refuses to comment on letter written by Anwar warning of the dangers of cooperating with Dr Mahathir Mohamad on the Citizens’ Declaration.

(FMT) – A letter by PKR de-facto leader Anwar Ibrahim, warning PKR leaders of the dangers of cooperating with former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad was never meant for the public’s eyes. (READ LETTER HERE)

This was revealed by PKR President Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today, when approached by reporters in Parliament for a comment.

Wan Azizah initially refused to comment on the letter, but when pressed, said what Anwar had written was not meant for public consumption and was purely an internal party matter.

When asked if the letter would result in PKR ending its collaboration with Mahathir, Wan Azizah said her jailed husband did not specifically call for such action to be taken.

The Save Malaysia movement, led by Mahathir, has repeatedly stressed that the Citizens’ Declaration, seeking the removal of Prime Minister Najib Razak from office, does not involve any particular party or organisation, but individuals.

It was reported yesterday that Anwar had penned a lengthy letter which was read out at the party’s recent central political bureau meeting.

In the letter, Anwar regretted the excessive involvement of PKR and some of its leaders in the Citizens’ Declaration and warned of the dangers of cooperating with Mahathir.

PKR leaders who have pledged support for the Citizens’ Declaration so far are Deputy President Mohamed Azmin Ali, Secretary-General Rafizi Ramli and Vice-President Tian Chua.

Earlier today, Rafizi said the letter was authentic but declined to comment further, except to say people could read the letter and make their own evaluations.

PKR vice-president Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin however dismissed the letter, saying Anwar had always been consistent in his support of the declaration and its objectives.