PKR ‘not convinced’ on snap polls


(The Star) – PKR says it is not convinced with the reasons and intentions given by DAP for holding snap elections in Penang.

Party president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the party’s leadership, however, “is ready to discuss the matter with the Pakatan Harapan component parties.”

“The political bureau of Keadilan held its weekly meeting to discuss various issues including the snap elections in Penang.

“The bureau is of the opinion that we are not convinced by the aim of having snap elections.

“However, the Keadilan leadership is ready to continue discussions with other Pakatan Harapan component parties on the matter,” Dr Wan Azizah told reporters after the meeting at the party headquarters here.

DAP secretary general Lim Guan Eng, earlier speculated that he would attend the meeting, did not show up.

PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali said a meeting with Pakatan Harapan parties would be held in the “near future” but it would not be revealed to the media.

“We have discussed just now and one of the matters is there is a proposal to hold a snap election but we need explanations from the state government about it.

“This is a normal matter. We did not turn it down, we just want a clarification,” he said.

A decision to hold snap polls in the state was made at the DAP central executive committee (CEC) meeting Monday night, according to Pakatan Harapan sources from Selangor.

Details of the meeting are unavailable, but it is learnt that six DAP leaders went to present their case to Dr Wan Azizah at her Bukit Segambut home in Kuala Lumpur after the meeting.