Amid a rift between PKR’s top two leaders, six state party chiefs have inked a pledge to support their president, Anwar Ibrahim.
During a press conference at the party headquarters in Petaling Jaya this morning, the six also announced the formation of a state chiefs council.
According to them, more state chiefs would be inking the pledge.
However, they denied this was in response to 26 PKR leaders, including 14 MPs and eight assemblypersons, signing a memorandum in support of Azmin and urging Anwar to cease making divisive statements.
The six state chiefs who support Anwar are Johari Abdul (Kedah), Amran Kamarudin (Perlis), Halim Bachik (Malacca), Azan Ismail (Terengganu), Zahir Hassan (Federal Territories) and Mohamad Supardi Md Noor (Kelantan).
Johari, the coordinator of the state chiefs council, also read a written statement during the press conference.
“First, we fully support the party president. We also support the president’s efforts to develop PKR into a strong and respectable political party.
“We stand firm behind him in facing any challenges in the event there are those attempting to undermine PKR. We pledge our undivided commitment to him to lead the country to meet the rakyat’s expectations.
“We are confident that Anwar is a leader who will fulfil all the promises that the party made during the last election, and we will be with him to ensure that all these are carried out,” he said.