KOTA KINABALU, 29 Oct 2009: With two of Sabah’s top Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) leaders having resigned from their party posts yesterday, PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today appealed to the people to continue to have faith and patience in supporting the mission of PKR and the Pakatan Rakyat.
In a statement issued here, she acknowledged that recent changes in the PKR leadership had caused confusion and consternation among some members.
“Our task remains a work in progress, and the announcements made this week are based on consensus and consultation within the party to work towards a better future,” she said.
Wan Azizah’s statement comes just a day after Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan resigned as a PKR vice-president and as a member of the party’s supreme council, and its political bureau and PKR Kota Kinabalu division chief Christina Liew quit as a supreme council member.
“I acknowledge the setbacks that we have faced since the March (2008) elections. Political parties are complex organisms, and political coalitions are neither crystallised overnight nor even in a fortnight.
“The frustrations which have been expressed by some colleagues within the party and by some supporters are valid, and I remain open to engaging all parties on the principle of mutual respect, understanding and an unrelenting commitment to the principles of justice and fairness,” she said. — Bernama