Sunday, June 09, 2019

Mahathir succeeds in splitting PKR

From Malaysiakini (extracts):

Disagreements over Latheefa bring to fore PKR factionalism

Published:   |  Modified: 
The appointment of former PKR member Latheefa Koya as the new MACC chief has generated much debate with some praising her no-nonsense character as befitting for the job, while others have questioned the appropriateness of the process in her surprise appointment.
Her appointment has also left PKR leaders divided - and by coincidence or not - along factional lines.
PKR vice-president Tian Chua, in a  commentary, backed Latheefa's appointment. 
He also noted that Latheefa had been a dedicated lawyer and at the same time a critic of party president Anwar Ibrahim. Tian Chua had previously also spoken out against Anwar. 
Their critical stance has led to them being viewed - fairly or not - as being in the camp of Anwar's rival, PKR deputy president Azmin Ali (below).
Taking the opposite position were PKR's Setiawangsa MP Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad and Wangsa Maju MP Tan Yee Kew, both of whom are staunch Anwar backers.
Both have signed a petition calling for Latheefa's resignation. Taking to Twitter, Nik Nazmi also urged the public to sign the petition.
"Harapan has given a commitment for the MACC commissioner to be confirmed by a parliamentary committee. Let us sign this petition for that commitment to be fulfilled," he said.


  1. The Malay votes will be split yet again and the unintended winner will be DAP.

  2. Talking about splitting Malays what’s with the Johor Sultan hosting separate Hari Raya gatherings with UMNO then Bersatu? What next....PKR Team A then Team B then “lain lain”?

    Whatever happened to Bangsa Johor?

  3. So finally we have admitted that Toonsie made the right decision following the right process in appointing Latheefa but we are changing the narrative that this correct decision is splitting PKR. There is a saying:

    Always Do The Right Thing and Every Thing Will Turn Out Right

  4. The problem is the Parliamentary committee itself never came up with a formal process by which the candidate(s) should be proposed and vetted.

    Without a formal process, that gave the opening to Mahathir, who may have lacked to commitment to be consultative in the appointments in the first place, to by-pass the committee.

    William Leong could only make noises after the fact, not before.
    That is no good at all.

    1. the law might not have been in place yet, but Mahathir has an obligation to reform process touted by PH which brought him into power

    2. Ain't mamak doing the obligations by appointing relevant & effective personnel to the respective administrative posts to CLEANSE the chronically rotten system FIRST?

  5. factionalism is not peculiar to pkr, it happens to all political parties, hyped up intrigue makes sensational news, differences in opinions does not mean factions cannot unite when it comes to the crunch, some do it in the open some prefers it behind closed doors, people can judge who are the ones who are true to their party's cause and or struggle