Kota Kinabalu: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said it would decide at the end of the month whether to appoint a new State committee or retain the existing one.
Pending a decision, State Liaison Chief Ansari Abdullah would continue working until his term ends next week. The State committee's term would end on Nov 30, the day the party's national congress would be held.
"We asked him (Ansari) to continue until his term ends," Anwar said, Saturday, at the end of the party's two-day State convention at the Tuaran Beach Resort.
It was reported that Ansari had resigned from his position and there were also rumours of him leaving the party.
However, Ansari denied this, saying that he did tender a resignation letter to the central leadership but has not received any response.
Anwar said the party does not have any leadership crisis at the State-level.
"This is a democratic party so it is normal to have a discussion, disagreement and so on. To me it is not a crisis when you disagree. I also have many things which I disagreed with Christina Liew (PKR Sabah Deputy Liaison Chairperson)," he said, adding he is satisfied with the performance of the PKR leaders at the State-level.
"As long as it does not affect the performance of the party I think I do not have to worry so much," he said, complementing the media in Sabah which he felt was providing a much better and fair political coverage than in the peninsula.
Meanwhile, Anwar, who met Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) President and party leaders said they discussed among other things, issues and policies of common interest.
Anwar said SAPP leaders had also been invited to observe the PKR's national congress in Shah Alam. Asked whether SAPP had been invited to join Pakatan Rakyat, Anwar told a press conference at Jesselton Hotel later:
"We have not gone to that stage yet because our position is, we discuss issues first."
Others present included Ansari, Vice President Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan, SAPP President Datuk Yong Teck Lee, Deputy Presidents Datuk Eric Majimbun and Datuk Liew Teck Chan as well as other senior leaders.
"SAPP are closer to us, although they are not part of Pakatan Rakyat yet.
During the meeting we discussed issues of the State, policies of the BN government and apparently there is a clear consensus among us," he said.
He said they discussed issues, policies and principles which he considered important and "unlike our experience in BN where people come in out of expediency negotiating about position and so on.
"But here we will stick to a clear principle on the policies, what is the position regarding representation, royalty, compassionate issues of religion and race, economic policies. I think these are pertinent. So we have spent time deliberating on that."
In terms of policies, Anwar said it had to do to with for example how they view the participation of Sabah, the representation, policies and in dealing with multi-cultural and multi-ethnic issues in Malaysia and their position regarding the implementation of the New Economic Policy (NEP).
"All these things need to be shared between us and SAPP," he said.
"I have invited the two MPs of SAPP to join in the parliamentary caucuses.
We have representation in some of the caucuses like in the integrity of judiciary which is led by Karpal Singh and participated by us and others," he said.
ANWAR said Pakatan Rakyat is currently trying a new concept whereby all leaders of the parties under the pact, including Members of Parliament and state excos, meet every week to articulate on issues and debate them.
"We also have regular Tuesday night meetings of all the Pakatan Rakyat MPs to articulate on issues and debate them out. We want to exercise a new collusive coalition where we discuss issues. We do not want to be like the Umno-BN experience where whenever somebody dictates everyone agrees," he said.
It involves second-line leaders like the MPs and state excos, he said, adding to him it is a very important experience because apart from politics "we are also building a multiracial coalition, learning to work and ensure an effective coalition building."
"This is something unique which Umno has never done. Probably the only time was when I was still a Youth leader where we have a Youth work camp involving all the parties É but here we have it continuously every Tuesday night," he said.
JomoSama rasa PKR ni memang sudah tak betullah. Bila berita ansari hantar surat letak jawatan tu keluar,mereka kata tidak betul dan propaganda BN. Kemudian ansari keluar statement meng amin kan bahawa khabar tersebut tidak benar. Tiba-tiba pula, anwar kata memang betul..laaa,macammana ni.!!!
Tapi,JomoSama rasa dan berpendapat bahawa semua ini adalah strategi ansari untuk mendapatkan perhatian ahli-ahli keadilan beragama islam, memandangkan kedudukan ansari sebagai ketua perhubungan keadilan amat tergugat dalam PKR Sabah yang kini dimonopoli oleh ahli-ahli bukan islam. Kalau diadakan pemilihan ketua baru melalui proses pengundian,tatap ampai-ampai kalah teruk. Jeffrey dan christina anytime boleh overtake ansari melainkan anwar dan wan azizah guna kuasa veto melantik ansari sebagai ketua perhubungan seperti yang berlaku pada masa yang lalu. Sewaktu perhimpunan keadilan diTamparuli dahulu,ahli-ahli baru yang masuk bersama-sama jeffrey mengalahkan jumlah ahli-ahli yang mengikuti ansari, tetapi....senarai nama ahli-ahli yang baru dan layak mengundi itu,tidak diedarkan dan digunakan dalam pengundian..kononnya list tersebut belum lagi dikeluarkan oleh ibupejabat keadilan kuala lumpur. Bijak bukan...tapi, sampai bila?? Kini ansari nak guna taktik apa lagi..tak lain dan tak bukan, pura-pura hantar surat letak jawatan...sedangkan tempoh sah beliau jadi ketua perhubungan cuma tinggal beberapa hari dan minggu lagi untuk tamat...kenapa tak tunggu sahaja tamat tempoh...lepas tu blahh balik Pakistan. Tapi itulah strategi ansari.
Satu lagi strategi survival ansari ialah dengan keluar dari keadilan dan join SAPP(SUP ANJING PANAS PANAS). Yalah..kalau dah `ketimbunan' oleh ahli-ahli non-muslim dalam keadilan Sabah, nak buat cammana lagi..joinlah Yong Teck Lee...sama-sama `loser'.. lagipun, daerah Tuaran belum ada calon SAPP dari Tuaran yang boleh diketengahkan..cepatlah dia ambil peluang!!
Sudah terang bersuluh pula...kura-kura dalam perahu,pura-pura tidak tahu..inilah kumpulan PENIPU RAKYAT. Yang kononnya ingin membela rakyat Sabah..!!
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