Three things we learnt from: A week of PKR debates

PKR, Pakatan Harapan’s biggest component in terms of membership and diversity, took the bold step of holding party polls to choose its leaders at a time when the country may also call a national election.

(MMO) – The party that boasts a membership of more than one million is currently in the spotlight for its public debates between candidates for its top leadership positions, such as for its Youth chief, and deputy president.

These open contests appear to show PKR’s commitment to the “one member, one vote” doctrine, a fundamental component of democracy, inviting public scrutiny to its policies to decide not just the party’s future, but also as a possible indicator of where Malaysia may go.

Last night, PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who is also the Opposition leader, faced off against former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, in what has been touted as the biggest debate of the week.

But how impactful are these, and what are the takeaways for the voters?

With all things considered, here’s three things we learnt from the recent PKR internal debates that gave a glimpse into what the party considers important in the run-up to the next big election:

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