I am very disturbed by the recent events in the party – right from the ruckus and voting manipulations at the divisional elections to the recent statement issued by party vice-president Dr Lee Boon Chye against PKR FT chief Datuk Zaid Ibrahim.
I feel the party and its office bearers have failed to uphold the fundamental principles of democracy in holding a free and fair elections.
While I had anticipated some stuttering problems in conducting the path-breaking ‘one-member, one-vote’ elections, I am very saddened by the fact that the entire elections process has been hijacked by certain people.
I urge other senior party leaders such as Dr Lee Boon Chye to retain a neutral ground and stop issuing statements to attack other contenders, including Zaid Ibrahim.
Dr Lee must realise that he is also in the contest for a top post and he should not be seen as trying to campaign to win votes by undermining others.
Once again, I hope the party can put its house in order for the coming divisional elections this weekend so that our party does not become the laughing stock in the country.
I also urge everyone to ensure that our elections are conducted in a clean and fair manner. We should not be criticising the Election Commission over the manner it conducts the elections in this country when we ourselves can’t do a good job.
MP for Kapar
Member, Majlis Pimpinan Pusat, PKR