PKR feud at boiling point as annual party congress looms

Azmin's faction planning 'parallel congress' even as Anwar-led meeting is set to be held

In this file photo taken last year, Parti Keadilan Rakyat chief Anwar Ibrahim (left) is seen congratulating PKR deputy president Azmin Ali after the latter gave a speech at the 13th PKR National Congress 2018.
In this file photo taken last year, Parti Keadilan Rakyat chief Anwar Ibrahim (left) is seen congratulating PKR deputy president Azmin Ali after the latter gave a speech at the 13th PKR National Congress 2018.PHOTO: BERNAMA

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) is heading into the most crucial week in its 20-year history as members of Malaysia's biggest ruling party will likely be forced to pick between president Anwar Ibrahim and his deputy Azmin Ali.

The removal of leaders loyal to Datuk Seri Azmin in the past week, ahead of PKR's Dec 5 to 8 national congress in Melaka, has given the Economic Affairs Minister a platform for revolt.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 02, 2019, with the headline 'PKR feud at boiling point as annual party congress looms'. Print Edition | Subscribe