Khalid: PKR can be deregistered

Posted on 20 May 2014 - 03:27pm
Last updated on 20 May 2014 - 08:03pmLee Choon Fai


SUBANG JAYA: PKR could face deregistration if members are not satisfied with the party's electoral process and files complaints with the Registrar of Societies (ROS).

In issuing this warning, Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim (pix), who is contesting the deputy president's post, said fresh polls in the 30 party branches are to restore members' confidence that they have the freedom to exercise their right to choose the candidates for various positions in the party.

"What we are concerned with is that members who protested against the elections may take their grievances to the ROS and it would either ask PKR to conduct fresh polls or threaten to de-register the party like how it did to DAP," he told a press conference at a hotel here.

On reports that incumbent Azmin Ali is leading the deputy presidential race, he said it does not matter who wins, what is important is for the party to avoid deregistration.

Khalid said he is not keeping track of the vote counts which are being updated, "but whoever gets the most votes win at the end of the day".

The PKR elections have been marred with allegations of fraud, irregularities, and fights at the Sabak Bernam division polls.

Former Kapar MP P.S. Manikavasagam had also claimed that Khalid is buying votes in the Kuala Selangor division to improve his chances.

Khalid had refuted the claim and said on twitter that he would sue Manikavasagam over the allegation.