No factionalism within PKR, Dr Wan Azizah insists

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Wan Azizah dismissed rumours of there being two factions in PKR. — Picture by Zuraneeza Zulkifli

PETALING JAYA, April 24 — PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today denied claims of factionalism within the party, and said that it was united to face GE14.

Dismissing rumours that PKR had two factions, which purportedly resulted in the delay in finalising the party’s list of GE14 candidates, Dr Wan Azizah explained that “disappointments” among some were a norm, but that did not mean that the party was divided.

“Two camps? There’s only one camp,” she said during a press conference after a briefing session for Pakatan Harapan GE14 candidates.

She said the dropping of some incumbents, such as N. Surendran, was normal, and that people should not read too much into it.

Pakatan Harapan chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who was also present at the press conference, said these incumbents who were dropped would, however, remain loyal to the party in championing its course towards changing the government.

“Unlike Barisan Nasional, our basis is simple, which is to represent the people in changing the government.

“Of course there will be disappointments, but we have explained to them that the main idea is to remove Datuk Seri Najib Razak and they have understood,” he said.

This Saturday is nomination day, while May 9 is fixed for polling.