PUTRAJAYA: The candidates who had offered to contest in PKR election should display good characteristic by presenting vision and mission to strengthen the party, rather than making personal attacks on others. Candidate for the party’s central leadership council member, Datuk Kamarudin Jaffar said he hoped the ongoing campaign was not made a platform to spread negative elements that could cause division in the party. He said such would not only divide the party, but would have indirect impact on the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government. “I hope that the campaign would not touch on any particular quarters or leaders outside of PKR. Our main focus is to strengthen PH and PKR’s role in the government. “There shouldn’t (also) be negative attacks on PKR leaders. The campaign should showcase good characteristics of the candidates. “I regret the current situation where personal attacks are happening,” said the Bandar Tun Razak member of parliament in a Press conference after launching the Accessibility in Transportation Services at the Transport Ministry on Wednesday. He also expressed regret on personal attacks made by some candidates.
About 800,000 PKR members would cast their votes in the party elections carried out in phases for three weeks starting in mid September. PKR vice president Rafizi Ramli had previously issued statements against party deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali who is also Economic Affairs Minister. Rafizi will be challenging Azmin for the party’s number two post. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd