Sungai Siput MP S Kesavan says that Mohamed Azmin Ali has never publicly expressed his support for PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim as the next prime minister.
KOTA KINABALU: A candidate for one of the vice president posts of PKR has questioned the loyalty of Vice President Mohamed Azmin Ali to the actual leader of the party, Anwar Ibrahim.
Sungai Siput MP S Kesavan, who disputes the position with eleven others, said he was not sure if Azmin really wanted Anwar to become the next prime minister.
"I have no confidence in the vice president, because to this day he has never come out to give his full support to Anwar as prime minister," he said yesterday at a party here.
He responded to a question during a debate meeting on what the current issue was with the PKR Vice President Post.
For this reason, Kesavan said, there should be a change in leadership in one that was sincere about working with Anwar.
"We do not want a leader who looks loyal, but tries to fail in the real reform agenda, which confirms Anwar more as the prime minister.
"That is why we want to support Rafizi as a deputy president, to ensure that this agenda and Anwar can be implemented as prime minister," he said to the PKR members of Sabah.
Selayang MP William Leong, who also fights for a post of vice president, said he was willing to give up his parliamentary seat for Anwar because the PKR leader was more important than he was.
"I started working for PKR not to look for positions or become a minister or a member of parliament Anwar is the symbol of the reform of the country If we had not sacrificed his freedom, we would not have a new government today.
"Anwar is much more important for the reform of the nation, so I have no problem making room for him, and I think that all those who are sincere about reforms would have no difficulty doing the same," he said.
The three-time parliamentarian said he was ready to make room for Anwar, but rejected suggestions that he was prepared to be the sacrificial lamb, and said that Anwar had been a political victim.