Senior leader quits Sabah PKR, cites loss of confidence in Anwar

12/8/2022 8:03:00 PM

Datuk John Ghani has quit the party, citing unhappiness over its president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s timing in appointing a new state chief. Read more:

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Datuk John Ghani has quit the party, citing unhappiness over its president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim ’s timing in appointing a new state chief. Read more:

KOTA KINABALU: A senior Sabah PKR leader has quit the national Opposition party, citing unhappiness over its president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim ’s timing in appointing a new state chief.

John, a two-term Kuala Penyu assemblyman, said party members in Sabah were hoping Anwar would resolve the state leadership tussle when the latter was in town a week ago.But instead, he contended, the Opposition leader ended up making things worse after dropping former Sabah PKR chairman Datuk Christina Liew, who had been with the party for 20 years, and naming virtually-unknown Datuk Sangkar Rasam as her successor.

"She is very loyal and is also a sitting Tawau MP and Api-Api assemblyman - how can you drop her at a time like this?" he told reporters in a press conference here on Friday (Aug 12)."He (Anwar) was supposed to play peacemaker but ended up splitting the party even further.

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Datuk John Ghani, 72, who has been with PKR since 2004, said while the appointment was the president’s call, he was concerned it was made when the 15th general election (GE15) could be called at any time.The APCC operated by the state's Rural Development Corporation (KPD) was officially opened at Kampung Damai in the Kota Marudu district by Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Dr Jeffrey Kitingan.The Fire and Rescue Department, in a statement, said received a report at 6.He said that the body was found lying on the ground, adding that it had begun to decompose by the time it was found at 10.

John, a two-term Kuala Penyu assemblyman, said party members in Sabah were hoping Anwar would resolve the state leadership tussle when the latter was in town a week ago. But instead, he contended, the Opposition leader ended up making things worse after dropping former Sabah PKR chairman Datuk Christina Liew, who had been with the party for 20 years, and naming virtually-unknown Datuk Sangkar Rasam as her successor.2mil. "She is very loyal and is also a sitting Tawau MP and Api-Api assemblyman - how can you drop her at a time like this?" he told reporters in a press conference here on Friday (Aug 12). "The driver, 24, and a passenger, 35, sustained injuries and were sent to the hospital for further treatment. "He (Anwar) was supposed to play peacemaker but ended up splitting the party even further. Kitingan, who is state Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, said that the continued efforts by KPD to set up the centres will assist farmers in the rural regions sell their products to larger markets. "It’s not that you can’t change the leader and I’m not questioning the choice - that is the President’s prerogative, but this is just the wrong timing because GE15 is just around the corner . ACP Zaidi said that the investigation showed the woman was living at the hut, adding that no criminal elements were found in the death.

. They are frequently forced to cut their prices in order to move their stocks. In another incident in Kota Kinabalu at 8.. our focus should be on GE15," he added. He said the KPD’s effort to set up APCC would help boost the rural farming community. John said that he was relinquishing his post as a Sabah PKR vice-chairman, as well as the advisor to the party’s southwestern Beaufort division with his resignation. "The injured victim, 27, was given first aid at the scene and was taken to the hospital. John, who was once the central PKR vice-president, also claimed that there were two camps in Sabah PKR. The APCC Kota Marudu currently has just 249 registered agropreneurs but KPD anticipates that more will register following the official opening ceremony.

One faction sided with Liew, he said, and the other supported his"good friend" Sangkar and his (Sangkar’s) nephew Raymond Ahuar, who is the Pensiangan division leader as well as former Sabah PKR youth chief. "There has always been a split (and) Anwar knows about this. The marketing system, KPD Smart, will also allow KPD to keep digital records of all agricultural activities of their participants and manage supplies to match current and future demands, reducing the risk of market product gluts. So, that’s why we hoped Anwar would solve the problem when he came here. "This appointment will further split members here. Article type: free. I believe this could end up in us losing the Putatan and Tawau Parliamentary seats (which the party won in GE14)," he said.

Anwar had announced last Saturday (Aug 6) that Sangkar would be the Sabah PKR state leadership council chairman for the 2022-2025 period, replacing Liew who has held the post since October 2016. Sangkar had in December last year led 16 state PKR divisional leaders in a revolt against Liew’s chairmanship, calling for Anwar to remove the former Sabah deputy chief minister as the state leadership council chairman. Speaking on behalf of the 16 leaders, Sangkar, the Keningau division chief and whose influence was seen as only limited to the interior areas, had contended then that Sabah PKR could only be strengthened to face GE15 if they had a new leader in place. John said he was also unhappy with the Anwar-led Pakatan Harapan’s decision to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government. He felt the MoU provided no benefit for the party and the people, contending the inking of the agreement also cost them the state elections in Johor, Melaka and Sarawak.

John was the assemblyman for Kuala Penyu in 1985 with Usno and in 2004 as an independent. Article type: free .