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Former Anwar Reformasi Supporters Issue Warning To Azmin, As Old Cracks Surface In PKR

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"Civil War in PKR?"

That was a comment by a blogger who highlighted the recent cracks seen in the PKR top leadership over GE14 candidates nominations.

"It seems there was some alleged attempt at intimidating the party president," the blogposting on Ktemoc Konsiders hints at the brewing internal conflict.

The blogger referred to a Malaysiakini report yesterday about members from Otai Reformasi issuing a public warning to PKR deputy president Datuk SeriAzmin Ali and Wanita PKR chief Zuraida Kamaruddin.

"Candidates selection at state and parliamentary level that have been decided by the party president should not be questioned, what more by a female instigator and the deputy president's suppoters who behave like a 'cartel'.

"Otai Reformis 1998 as well as other fellow PKR activists are deeply offended by such threats to the party president," the statement from Otai Reformis secretary Shaiful Ariffin reads.

Why did this group of hardcore supporters from jailed opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's reformasi days feel the need to make public their warning, essentially telling Azmin's camp to stop the threats against Wan Azizah?

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Contacted later, he confirmed to the news portal that the message was intended for Azmin and PKR deputy chief Zuraida Kamaruddin.

He added that Zuraida's meeting with Wan Azizah this morning was brief as the PKR president was scheduled to meet her husband Anwar Ibrahim at the Sungai Buloh prison at 10am.

"We have not received information over what transpired (during the meeting)," he told the news portal.

In a recent development, Zuraida has revealed that she had concerns about irregularities in "candidate lists".

“I had attended the meeting due to concerns over 'candidate lists' that were floating around which had not gone through the structured processes laid down by the party," she said, Malaysiakini reports

"It creates unease and doubts among the party grassroots."

Last year, the group had publicly voiced its disapproval over Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's involvement in PKR.

The head of the group Saari Sungib, who was elected Hulu Kelang assemblyman had voiced the group's suspicion of Mahathir to reporters.

This group still regard the newly installed Pakatan chairman as the “syaitan” (Satan) and mother of all Pharoahs because they often compare his sacking and imprisonment of Anwar to the cruelty of the Pharoahs, TheStar reports.

“The story is not so beautiful if Anwar has to become PM only by cooperating with Mahathir. I support the leadership but I hope we will not be cheated again,” he voiced the group's dilemma which given recent events, appears to be opening old wounds again.

- mD