Sabah PKR division leaders skipping state leadership council meeting an act of boycott

09 Jan 2022 08:29pm
Sabah PKR state leadership meeting took place in a hybrid manner on Saturday. -- Photo courtesy of PKR
Sabah PKR state leadership meeting took place in a hybrid manner on Saturday. -- Photo courtesy of PKR

KOTA KINABALU -- The action of some Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) division leaders in the state who boycotted the Sabah State Leadership Council (MPN) meeting has been deemed unwilling to come to the negotiating table.

Sabah MPN secretary Mustapha Sakmud said those who were dissatisfied with the party's internal management and leadership changes were asked to use the right channels in voicing protests and avoid using the media openly.

"We would like to remind the division leader who boycotted the MPN meeting has meant that they are disrespecting the president (Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim) who had already consulted with all the division heads at the MPN meeting on September 8 and advised that the MPN Chairman be retained until the next party election.

"Our main focus is to prepare for the 15th General Election (GE15) and strengthen the party machinery at the division level," he said in a statement on Sunday.

He, meanwhile, stated that the Sabah MPN meeting held on Saturday was valid based on the party's constitution.

"The meeting is valid and there was enough quorum even without the presence of divisional leaders who tried to boycott the meeting after being given prior notice stating that the meeting was to be held in a hybrid manner via physical attendance virtually attendance to facilitate the presence of MPN members.

"During the meeting, the Sabah MPN was restructured to strengthen the PKR machinery in the state to face the upcoming general election.

“The MPN has approved this change of leadership with the consent of the majority of MPN members who attended the meeting with the power of office given in accordance with the party's constitution.

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"The party president has also been informed of this change, especially involving key leadership based on Clause 27.5, "he said.

Mustapha said the meeting also unanimously gave full support to Datuk Christina Liew to continue to lead the Sabah MPN with her new lineup that wants to improve the party's image and empowering the party.

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