Monday, 23 July 2007
Ansari in, Awang Tengah out
Parti Keadilan Rakyat Sabah is now headed by lawyer Ansari Abdullah, who is also head of the party's Tuaran branch. He replaced incumbent chief Awang Tengah. Announcing this in Tawau today (July 23), PKR president Datin Seri Wan Azizah said for now Awang Tengah is the party's State Election chief. Missing from the list was incumbent State liaison secretary and Vice President Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan's right hand man, Kanul Gindol. The deputies are Christina Liew (Chinese), Ahmad Shah (Muslim) and Daniel John Jambun (Kadazan, Dusun, Murut).
Cronyism making an ugly presence here.
And still Dr Jeffrey has not come out with any statement or comment on the matter. It must be remembered that when Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim pushed for Ansari to be made Sabah PKR chief, 20 divisional leaders converged at Dr Jeffrey's Sokid Villa residence in Bukit Padang to protest. They wanted Awang Tengah to continue leading the party in Sabah.
And Kanul? I managed to contact him. He SMSed me `The outspoken is out. But expected to be given a new role to play in the party. Just wait and see lah."
at 9:46:00 pm