PKR president Anwar Ibrahim has issued another reminder to vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin to attend leadership meetings, saying her request for a special “reconciliation” meet is unnecessary as they can see each other during scheduled meetings.
“The political bureau meeting is every Wednesday. The central leadership council meeting is every month.
“Respectfully, all are welcome to attend. Tea and coffee are served,” he told journalists when asked to respond to Zuraida’s statement after attending a Malaysia Day event in Kota Belud, Sabah.
Anwar, also the Port Dickson MP, was asked about Zuraida’s repeated calls for a special meeting to bring together Anwar and supporters of PKR deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali, who have been absent from party meetings for some time.
Yesterday, Zuraida had said that there would be no reconciliation between the feuding factions unless Anwar agreed to the special meeting.
The faction aligned with PKR deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali has boycotted formal PKR meetings chaired by Anwar amid a widening rift between both leaders.
This is amid sex video allegations against Azmin, which his faction had indirectly claimed were linked to Anwar. The PKR president has denied any role in the scandal.
Among Azmin’s loyalists are Zuraida and Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari.
Azmin has denied being in the video and called it a plot to destroy his political career.
PKR has not taken any action against Azmin, preferring to wait for the police to conclude their investigations.
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