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Members who joined after June 26 cannot vote, says PKR sec-gen

  • Sep 21, 2018
PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution said new members who joined the party after June 26 are ineligible to vote during the coming party elections, which begins tomorrow. "There are now approximately 840,000 voters. Those who registered between May 9 and June 26 are eligible to vote. Those who registered after that cannot (vote)," he told reporters when met at the PKR headquarters today. Earlier today, it's reported that there was a huge surge in the PKR membership in June, over which s
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The June rush to register members before PKR polls

  • Sep 21, 2018
In the previous article on the PKR election system, we detailed how the PKR’s membership had spiked in June ahead of the party elections that will take place between this Saturday and Oct 28.PKR elections committee deputy chairperson Adzman Hedra, in explaining the sudden membership surge, had told Malaysiakini that this reflected how enamoured people were by the party after the May 9 elections.However, upon closer inspection, PKR divisions (or “cabang”) with a high number of new recruits
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PKR’s membership spike sparks concern ahead of polls

  • Sep 21, 2018
In Malaysia, it is not uncommon for political parties to experience a significant increase in membership during the years when internal elections are held.The modus operandi usually entails expanding branches in order to increase the voting base that will choose the division leadership.For PKR, which will be holding division and national-level elections beginning this weekend, its membership numbers have swelled tremendously, mostly in the month of June.In July, PKR secretary-general’s Saifudd
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Dirty tactics used to create Bersatu-PKR rift - S'gor Bersatu chief

  • Sep 20, 2018
Bersatu claimed that there were “dirty tactics” used by some parties to create a unhealthy clash between the party and PKR in the heat up to the PKR election this year. Selangor Bersatu chairperson Abdul Rashid Asari said the party took a firm stand in not wanting to be linked to the current PKR election issue on the basis of respect for members of the Pakatan Harapan coalition in the state. In addition, Selangor state legislative assembly had expressed its full support for the leade
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PKR man: For Indians, Azmin certainly better than Rafizi

  • Sep 19, 2018
PKR division leader K Vasantha Kumar believes that incumbent party deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali is the best choice for the Indian community, compared to his challenger Rafizi Ramli. He claimed that Rafizi, who is now canvassing for votes to become the party number two among PKR's Indian members, had never championed the cause of the community when he was the Pandan MP. “Take the example of the Kampung Pandan Indian traditional village. How many times has Rafizi raised this in Parli
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It's a psy-war game to split Harapan, MP says of Umno-PAS-PKR alliance claim

  • Sep 17, 2018
PKR's Bayan Baru MP Sim Tze Tzin has dismissed Umno vice-president Mohamed Khaled Nordin suggestion of a new "Pakatan Malaysia" coalition which will include Umno and BN as a "psychological game" to split Pakatan Harapan."It has just shown that Umno is desperate. Umno warlords who have enjoyed so many perks and privileges just simply couldn't survive harsh realities being in opposition."It is also a mischievous psychological game to divide Pakatan Harapan and create mistrust among leaders and mem
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Duo remanded six days for alleged money politics in PKR polls

  • Sep 16, 2018
The MACC has secured a six-day remand against two men suspected of money politics in the PKR election.The remand was obtained from the Alor Setar Magistrate's Court this morning and will expire on Friday.Earlier, Malaysiakini had reported that the two suspects were arrested on suspicion of soliciting bribes in relation to a PKR branch-level election in Kedah.According to a well-placed source, the duo had asked for a bribe of RM20,000 from an aspiring contender in the election.The suspects told t
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PKR logo gambit faltered on east coast in GE14, says Dr M

  • Aug 25, 2018
INTERVIEW | A recent survey by Merdeka Center had put Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his administration's approval rating at a respectable 62 percent and 58 percent respectively.This, however, belies the widely-held estimate that the Pakatan Harapan coalition led by Mahathir had received approximately only 30 percent of the Malay vote during the May 9 polls.But given the recent approval ratings, Mahathir has surmised that his party, Bersatu – which contested 52 parliamentary seats in P
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New rules for PKR polls limit crowd size, bar group images

  • Aug 22, 2018
PKR has introduced a new set of strict regulations for its party election candidates, which includes barring them from conducting ceramah or large feasts attended by more than 100 people.Candidates who breach these new regulations run the risk of disciplinary action or being barred from contesting in the party polls altogether.This is according to a circular titled the “Ethics of party election campaigns” issued on Sunday and signed by PKR central election committee chairperson Rashid Din.In
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PKR MP apologises to Dr M over 'plot' charge

  • Aug 21, 2018
PKR lawmaker Abdullah Sani Abdul Hamid has penned a letter to Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad apologising for his allegation of a plot against Anwar Ibrahim.Speaking to reporters at his office in Klang this morning, he said the letter was sent to Mahathir's office at about 9.40am.The Kapar MP said he decided to write the letter following a telephone conversation with Anwar which lasted about 40 minutes.“I was given advice, an explanation and orders from Anwar... I apologise for going overbo
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