Azmin: Let party members decide if I will still be PKR's No. 2

DAWN CHAN

SHAH ALAM: PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali is leaving it to the wisdom of its members to decide whether they still want him to lead the party in the upcoming polls. Azmin said he was banking on his report card in which the members can evaluate his performance in the party over two decades. He said he was taking the upcoming party elections in his stride, describing it as something they had to go through. “I believe in the wisdom of the party members. They need a strong leader who has been tested in the struggle, a leader who can strengthen unity and be more inclusive in their approach. So I am here to retain my current position. “I have been in the party for 20 years. It is nothing new. They have known me and seen my track record. So I give my report card to them to evaluate. “If they decide if I should stay and continue to lead the party, I would certainly welcome that and thank my party members,” said Azmin today. Azmin, who is also Bukit Antarabangsa assemblyman, was met at the sidelines of the Selangor state legislative assembly sitting today. Azmin, who is also Economic Affairs Minister, will be contesting against Rafizi Ramli for the party’s number 2 post. On a separate matter, Azmin said he believed the Attorney-General’s Chambers would provide an explanation on Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng who was acquitted of his corruption charges by the Penang High Court yesterday. Lim’s acquittal, along with businesswoman Phang Li Koon, had received mixed reactions with many describing it as shocking. “I believe the AGC will give an explanation on this matter so that misinterpretations do not arise which could damage the general perception towards the institution like the AGC. I feel an explanation on this would be important,” said Azmin. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd