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Anwar to contest for president in PKR polls

  • Jul 15, 2018
Anwar Ibrahim has confirmed that he will be running for the PKR presidency in the coming party polls.In a statement, the Pakatan Harapan de facto leader said the decision to run was one made after discussing with wife and current party president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. This, he said, was also in view of calls for him to take over party leadership from Wan Azizah, who has helmed the party for almost two decades following his ouster from government and subsequent incarceration by then prime
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Shamsul, Saifuddin and Xavier among PKR's candidates for minister posts

  • Jun 12, 2018
Among the names submitted by PKR for Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s consideration as cabinet ministers are its secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution and vice-presidents Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin and Dr Xavier Jayakumar.This is according to Shamsul, who said he was made to understand that most of those in the PKR top leadership were included in the list of minister candidates.“They put all the top leaders (such as) myself, Xavier, Saifuddin... in the list,” he said yesterday.However, Sh
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PKR meeting moved after criticism about using govt facilities

  • Jun 4, 2018
In response to criticism on Twitter, Nurul Izzah says the venue for Anwar Ibrahim’s briefing to PKR leaders has been changed from DPM's official residence to a hotel. KUALA LUMPUR: A PKR meeting of elected representatives and state leaders with party leader Anwar Ibrahim will now be held at a hotel in Selangor after a query on whether it was proper to hold it at the official residence of the deputy prime minister as originally announced.PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar said the specia
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No ex-Umno member hired for Anwar's media team, says Afif

  • May 28, 2018
PKR national youth deputy chief Dr Afif Bahardin (above) has denied that his party had hired an Umno member for party de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim's media team although the individual was known to be a critic of the party on social media.Afif said he is aware of the individual a check with the party leadership found the claim that the man was hired for Anwar's team to be "untrue.""Yes, I saw the particular person at Anwar's event when he returned to Cherok Tokun, Bukit Mertajam last weekend. Th
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PKR sec-gen urges calm over Anwar's delayed release

  • May 14, 2018
PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution has urged supporters arriving in Kuala Lumpur to remain calm amid delays in the release of party de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim.Saifuddin said supporters from across the country had begun arriving in anticipation of the Pardons Board meeting tomorrow but this has been pushed back to Wednesday."I urge supporters, whom I understand have begun arriving from across the country, to be patient," he told journalists at the Cheras Rehabilitation Hospital in Kuala
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PKR's Santhara turns giant-killer after crushing MIC chief

  • May 9, 2018
GE14 | MIC president and four-term Segamat MP Dr S Subramaniam has lost his seat in the 14th general election. According to unofficial election results, he lost to PKR's R Santhara Kumar, a businessperson who is contesting for the first time in an election. Another contender for the seat was PAS' Khairul Faizi Ahmad. The crushing defeat comes just two days after Subramaniam, who is also the caretaker health minister, awarded a replanting incentive of RM4,000 each to 250 settlers from Fe
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PKR’s ‘accidental’ candidate ready to conquer Bukit Melawati

  • May 2, 2018
GE14 | For 33-year-old Juwairiya Zulkifli, it has been a series of shocks in the lead-up to the 14th general election.On nomination day itself, she was “accidentally” made PKR’s candidate for the Selangor state seat of Bukit Melawati after the party’s original candidate, G Sivamalar, was rejected by the returning officer (RO) on duty.Candidates can only run for state seats in the state that corresponds with their official address, and Sivamalar’s identification card listed a Pahan
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If DAP's cruel, why not fight it in Penang, PAS asked

  • Apr 27, 2018
GE14 | PAS should have fielded more candidates against DAP in Penang since the Islamic party is always complaining that the former is "cruel", said PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution Ismail."Here, we are told by our friends in PAS that DAP is cruel and marginalises the Malays," he reminded the 700-odd crowd, who sat on newspapers on the grass, and on their motorcycles and bicycles beyond the fence."But they (PAS) did not field anyone in Air Putih state or Bagan parliamentary seat where car
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‘Giant killer’ Shamsul foregoes state seats for Ali Rustam rematch

  • Apr 26, 2018
GE14 | PKR vice-president Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin has decided not to contest in any state seats in the coming election, despite earlier being named for the Rembia state seat in Malacca.The incumbent Hang Tuah Jaya (formerly Bukit Katil) MP will instead focus his attention on his second showdown with former Malacca chief minister Mohd Ali Rustam.Shamsul Iskandar managed to beat the odds in Bukit Katil in the 2013 polls when he defeated Ali – the state’s chief minister for close to 14 ye
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Sabah PKR chief Liew to stand in Tawau, defend Api-Api

  • Apr 25, 2018
GE14 | Sabah PKR will be contesting six parliamentary and nine state seats in the 14th general election.Its chairperson Christina Liew said the six parliamentary seats were Beaufort, Ranau, Tuaran, Putatan, Pensiangan and Tawau.For the state seats, the party will be contesting in Inanam, Tempasuk, Kadamaian, Moyog, Karanaan, Matunggong, Tamparuli, Kuala Penyu and Api-Api.However, the candidate for Moyog state seat will only be announced on Friday, Liew said when announcing the candidates in Kota
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