PKR money politics: Anwar says all info in hand, probe underway

Ida Nadirah Ibrahim

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim arrives at the Parliament in Kuala Lumpur October 17, 2018. — Picture by Mukhriz Hazim

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 — PKR’s election steering committee (JPP) and its disciplinary board are looking into allegations of money politics within the party now, its incoming president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said today.

“We have gathered all the information to the JPP and disciplinary board. They will investigate it,” the Port Dickson MP told reporters at the Parliament lobby here.

PKR, seen as the lynchpin of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) ruling coalition, was rocked by scandal after outgoing vice-president Rafizi Ramli claimed money was being offered to fish for votes in its internal leadership elections.

Yesterday, outgoing PKR president Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Ismail promised to launch an investigation into the claims of money politics tainting the party’s internal election.

Before that, Rafizi had urged party members to reject candidates allegedly indulging in the money politics culture, saying they should learn from the mistakes of former ruling party Umno.

The elections for various posts in PKR began on September 22, and the official results of the entire party election will be announced at the PKR national congress in mid-November.

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