Parti KeADILan Rakyat (PKR) will be holding its national congress and election in Seremban from Friday to Sunday this week. The party’s 1,800 delegates will elect its President and 20 supreme council members to lead the party as well as facing the coming general elections.
Time and again, those who were critical about PKR have said that this is a party for Anwar Ibrahim. Nothing more, nothing less. And that was said at the time Anwar was still in jail. And what would they say now that Anwar is running for the presidency and very likely to be elected (unless sabotaged by the Registrar of Societies)?
We would know better what PKR would lead to after Anwar has taken over the party leadership from Wan Azizah.
Before that, let’s examine what Anwar has been saying in terms of national policies, versus Umno.
PKR under Anwar Vs Umno under Abdullah
Multi-racialism Vs Ketuanan Melayu (Malay Supremacy)
No to NEP Vs Yes to NEP (New Economic Policy)
Freedom of Religion Vs Islam supremacy in the name of Islam ‘Hadhari’
Multi-culturalism Vs Dominance of Malay culture
Promote mother tongue education Vs Suppress mother tongue education
Freedom of Information Vs Control of Information
I for one believe that Umno is corrupt to the core and ‘condemned beyond repair’. No one should harbour any hope to change Umno from within or without. It’s time to dump Umno into the South China Sea, the sooner the better.
I hope the summary above would help bloggers to understand why KPR deserves the support of all Malaysians.
We hope PKR will grow from strength to strength under the stewardship of Anwar Ibrahim.