To reconcile party, pact and country

Emmanuel Joseph

(From left) PKR deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali, advisory council chairman Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and president Anwar Ibrahim at the party’s congress in Malacca on Saturday. Much needs doing to turn Malaysia around, and Azmin and Anwar’s factions are smack in the middle of that change. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Seth Akmal, December 11, 2019.

MANY did not even realise that Amanah held its congress and elections last weekend. Granted, it was a subdued affair, with the status quo maintained and “family rivalry” managed quite well.

The PKR gathering, on the other hand, saw a walkout, name-calling, booing, peace- and deal-making, the threat of a parallel event being held, and potshots taken through the media. And, the 20-year-old party doesn’t even have polls this year.

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