Parti Keadilan Rakyat: The 12th National Congress
Today is Parti Keadilan Rakyat‘s national congress, a full day event and a day for PKR leaders to gather and catch up.
Datuk Saifuddin Nasution, as Secretary General delivered the opening speech urging the need to be corrupt free. He announced that all PKR candidates will have to declare their assets in the coming GE14. The crowd broke into full support for the proposal. If I am given the opportunity to stand again, I shall meet his directive and declare my assets to the public.
Datuk Saifuddin Nasution stressed that going into GE14, our candidates must be of high moral standing and be absolutely corrupt free. He warns that power can corrupt and we must always continue the Reformasi agenda and not succumb to abuses of power and corruption.
YB Rafizi Ramli also delivered a powerful speech and stressed that we will only field clean candidates and make Anwar PM.
Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, then gave a very emotional speech, started with sending a salam from Anwar from Sungai Buluh prison. Her speech focused on the challenges our party leaders facing persecution and jail terms from the government. She also spoke strongly on the need to remain corrupt free and stresses the need for transparency and competency in serving the rakyat. She sees a future Pakatan Harapan administration in Putrajaya that is clean, efficient, competent, caring with minimal protocol and zero wastage.
Some people dismiss her that she has no experience to be PM but I think they miss the biggest point that she has no experience in corruption. She has ample experience in leadership, having lead a national party for almost 20 years despite the fact that politics in Malaysia, is particularly sexist. She is highly intelligent having won a Gold Medal from Royal School of Surgeons Ireland as a medical student. She also has good work ethics, despite Anwar becoming a minister, she continued working as an eye surgeon in public hospitals until she was forced to resign and assume the public role as the wife of Deputy Prime Minister. Her style is inclusive and yet people say that this is a weakness. Where is Malaysia today having been led by authoritarian rule for so long?