We reject Citizens’ Declaration, says PKR man


(FMT) – PKR FT chief says there is much disappointment at grassroots level over action of leaders sitting at same table with Dr Mahathir.

The Citizens’ Declaration does not conform to the reformation principles on which PKR was built upon, a PKR leader said yesterday.

In a letter to party president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, the Federal Territories PKR chief said it has officially rejected the Citizens’ Declaration led by former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, The Star reported.

“The Kuala Lumpur PKR leadership council had agreed on this decision. As chairman, I presented the letter stating that we fully support Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah for whatever decision and action she has been taking all this while,” PKR FT chief Dr Idris Ahmad told The Star yesterday.

“We rejected the Citizens’ Declaration because it doesn’t present the spirit of Keadilan and why PKR was formed. What we want is to have a justice system for the people and at the same time to call for the release of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

“In the Citizens’ Declaration, nothing has been mentioned about the original spirit of the party. So as reformists, and as most of the committee members are original reformasi movement members, naturally it (the declaration) is not in the spirit of reformasi. So that’s why we reject the Citizens’ Declaration,” he said, according to the English daily.

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