GE15: are ‘former pro-Azmin’ PKR members getting axed from polls?
Party insiders, members claim pattern evident across several federal seats
(The Vibes) – Is this the end of the road for PKR leaders who are perceived to be previously aligned with party renegade Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali?
Animosity is said to be still running high against Azmin within the PKR bloc, particularly among those aligned to deputy president Rafizi Ramli, who is also incidentally the party’s election director.
Speaking to The Vibes, several party insiders and members are questioning if this enmity against Azmin, as well as the decision by some leaders to take on members of Rafizi’s faction in the recent party election, has influenced the decision-making process on candidates.
They pointed out that there appears to be a similar pattern across a number of federal seats.
This is in spite of the fact that the affected leaders have expressed their loyalty to the party and its leadership following the defection of several PKR leaders led by Azmin during the infamous Sheraton Move in February 2020, they said.
Among the names being mentioned include former vice-president Tian Chua, incumbent lawmakers Maria Chin Abdullah (Petaling Jaya) and Chan Ming Kai (Alor Star), and Alor Gajah hopeful Datuk Ginie Lim Siew Lin.
The fate of incumbent Sg Buloh MP Sivarasa Rasiah is also said to be on the balance, although confirmation of this will only be known when the party announces its full candidate list in an event later tonight.