KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 27 – PKR did not convinced by DAP to having a snap polls in Penang after held a Central Executive Council (CEC) meeting on Tuesday night. PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said after thorough few discussion, PKR is still not convinced by the proposal.
She said PKR as political partners in Pakatan Harapan will continue fight together to defend those who are persecuted and mistreated, including in the case of political persecution on YAB Lim Guan Eng, DS Anwar Ibrahim and many others who rose up against the regime led by UMNO-Barisan Nasional.
She said she assume that the charges against YAB Lim Guan Eng were politically motivated. She said in the CEC meeting, several issues related rational basis to hold snap polls in Penang were raised. She added that after thorough a discussion, including taking into account of the views of civil society, the meeting decided unanimously that PKR is still not convinced by the proposal.
Wan Azizah said, however, in the spirit of friendship, PKR remains willing to continue discussions with the party of friends in Pakatan Harapan. In additional, she said PKR will also send a delegation of top party leaders to explain this establishment to DAP leaders in the near future.
Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng had on Wednesday said the DAP-led Penang government will give time to DAP’s partners in the Pakatan Harapan pact for consultation on the proposed state snap election. The proposal to hold an election was among the two options available, the other to wait for the next general election, in response to the two corruption charges faced by Lim.