Sabah PKR is not facing a leadership crisis, says party adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.Admitting that state PKR chief Ansari Abdullah had submitted his resignation, Anwar said they had asked him to remain in the post as all positions would automatically dissolve in a few weeks’ time, ahead of the party convention.
“The party will then decide on new appointments and they may retain the incumbent or make changes,” he told reporters here after a two-day visit to the state.Anwar said this in reference to the apparent differences between Ansari and PKR vice-president Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan, who is the steering committee chairman for Sabah and Sarawak.“Differing views is not a crisis,” Anwar said, adding that the party would take into consideration the views of the divisions in its appointment of the state liaison chairman.
On fuel prices, he said the Government should further reduce them to reflect the current global oil prices. Anwar said the Government benefited through royalties and taxation on oil companies and it should not burden the people further. Let the market mechanism work, he said, adding that under current prices consumers were subsiding the Government.
Pakatan hasn’t invited SAPP
KOTA KINABALU: No offer has been made to Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) to join Pakatan Rakyat.
“No, we have not yet reached that stage. We discussed issues facing the people and we have many common issues. SAPP is closer to us on these issues than with Barisan Nasional,” Anwar said when asked if he had invited SAPP to join Pakatan.