Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim arrives Kota Kinabalu this afternoon for a two days working visit. Soon after arrival, he is giving a Press conference at the VIPs Lounge of the Kota Kinabalu International Airport.
Immediately he will proceed to Hongkod Koisaan (Hall) at the Kadazandusun Cultural Assocation's HQ in Jalan Penampang (Kampung Bahang) to give a talks in conjunction with a thanksgiving ceremony for Anwar's return to active politics.
Anwar is now free to be active in politics, including to contest in elections, following his release from political restriction on April 14.
He will also to accept applications from new members joining PKR, one of them ex-Tawau Municipal Council President and also former State Printing director Datuk Hamzah AMir.
Tomorrow, Anwar will attend a gathering an open dialogue with community leaders at Pacific Sutera Hotel, Kota Kinabalu before leaving for Kuala Lumpur in the afternoon.
Meanwhile, PKR Vice President Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan today denied that PKR was not allowed by KDCA to use Hongkod Koisaan for the talks by Anwar. He said John Paujik of KDCA's business arm Sumuni Sdn Bhd had given them the approval via a letter sent to him (Jeffrey) yesterday.
"We are allowed to use the hall from 7pm to 11pm," he said.
Dr Jeffrey made the denial after several quarters said that Hongkod Koisaan was closed for PKR, an opposition party, as KDCA is headed by Barisan Nasional's Parti Bersatu Sabah president Datuk Seri Joseph Pairin Kitingan.