Azmin and Zuraida skip PKR political bureau meeting again

PKR’s deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali and vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin.

KUALA LUMPUR: PKR’s deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali and vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin were both absent again at the party’s political bureau meeting despite being urged numerous times to attend.

Prior to this, PKR president Anwar Ibrahim said Azmin needed to attend the meeting to explain what was discussed at his meeting with around 20 Barisan Nasional MPs on Monday night.

Anwar said he did not know the purpose of Azmin meeting the MPs, adding that it had “raised many questions among PKR’s friends”.

PKR president Anwar Ibrahim and his wife, Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, arriving for the party meeting.

However, Azmin said yesterday he needed to check his schedule first before deciding on attending the party meeting.

He had maintained that there was nothing out of the ordinary regarding his meeting with the MPs, which was also attended by former Umno vice-president Hishammuddin Hussein and several other PKR MPs.

PKR communications director Fahmi Fadzil had said he was hoping all party leaders would attend tonight’s meeting to give details of Azmin’s meeting at his home.

Since being elected deputy president of the party, Azmin has failed to attend its political bureau and Central Leadership Council meetings.