IPOH (Bernama): PKR Vice President Rafizi Ramli stressed that his decision to fight for the deputy president's post of the party has nothing to do with protecting his personal interest, but to ensure that PKR President Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is appointed as the eighth prime minister.
He admitted that some people felt uncomfortable and criticized him for his decision (to fight).
"Several attempts have been made, such as denouncing and declaring that Anwar is too impatient, greedy and does not have to take on the function (as prime minister) when his time is already over, and so on.
"We must accept that if the party is not ready and with different views, there will undoubtedly be some uncomfortable quarters with Anwar as the eighth prime minister," he said during the 20 Years of Reform Movement Debate program here Saturday (Sept. 1 night .
The program was attended by various reform movement leaders and 500 party supporters from different departments in the state.
Rafizi also said that his action to fight for the post was also aimed at reducing the clashes and divisions that took place in the party since Anwar was sent to prison in 2015.
"There is a huge difference of opinion in PKR … it can be felt, and the party members said that PKR broke up and fought for power – all this is a continuation from the moment Anwar was sent to prison in 2015, " he said.
He said there were two factions in PKR, namely one group in which he was involved, while the other was led by PKR deputy President Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.
He said that the vision of his group was focused on total reform, while Mohammed Azmin at the beginning of the reform paid more attention to the preservation of political power in Selangor. – Bernama