Chaos expected at Parti Keadilan Rakyat's youth congress

Feuding between factions loyal to president Anwar and deputy Azmin may disrupt event

Parti Keadilan Rakyat president Anwar Ibrahim (left) and his deputy Azmin Ali at the party's annual congress last year. PHOTO: BERNAMA
Parti Keadilan Rakyat president Anwar Ibrahim (left) and his deputy Azmin Ali at the party's annual congress last year. PHOTO: BERNAMA

Parti Keadilan Rakyat's (PKR) annual congress next week is likely to see chaotic scenes as warring factions loyal to president Anwar Ibrahim and his deputy Azmin Ali clash over who will chair proceedings at the youth wing meeting.

The heated exchanges could spill over into the national congress, which will also be held in Melaka next weekend, raising questions about the stability of the biggest party in Malaysia's governing Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 30, 2019, with the headline 'Chaos expected at PKR's youth congress'. Print Edition | Subscribe