Report: Ex-PKR deputy president claims Azmin sought to exit party over tensions with Anwar
Datuk Seri Azmin Ali came close to leaving PKR at the height of his strained relationship with party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, former deputy president Syed Husin Ali claimed.
(MMO) – Syed Husin told Malaysiakini in an interview that the incumbent PKR deputy president’s camp also considered forming a new party as one of three exit strategies following a sex allegation last June that is still under investigation.
“The first one was to join Bersatu, but there are some non-Malays in their group and they would have no place in Bersatu,” Syed Husin was quoted as saying.
“They then tried Gerakan and there was a move to check out Gerakan. But Gerakan is too close to BN and some of them are not happy with this. I have personal knowledge as to who was negotiating. And I have personal knowledge of the Gerakan leadership wanting to meet Anwar to discuss the matter, but Anwar refused to meet them.
“And the third thing they tried to do was to form a new party. At one stage, Azmin was serious about it.
“Many of us were saying if they formed a new party, that will be the end, the death for his gang,” Syed Husin told the news website.