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PKR secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail (2nd from right) said because of that there was no need for a reconciliation meeting. - NSTP/KHAIRUL AZHAR AHMAD

KUALA LUMPUR: The rift between PKR leaders and its members can be resolved if leaders attend the monthly central leadership meeting and weekly political bureau meeting.

PKR secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said because of that there was no need for a reconciliation meeting.

“According to the party’s constitution, all those who hold a position in the party, whether elected or appointed has a responsibility which comes with their position.

“All those who are holding a position needs to attend the monthly central leadership meetings and weekly political bureau meetings,” he said after launching the closing ceremony of the I-Keep Carnival here today.

When asked if there would be a reconciliation meeting, Saifuddin there was no such thing as reconciliation.

“No such thing as reconciliation. Just attend the meetings and everything can (be) settled.”

Saifuddin was responding to PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin who claimed that out of the three letters sent to party president, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for a reconciliation meeting, only one received a response.

Zuraida also claimed that a second and third letter was also sent recently to ask for a meeting between the president and certain central leadership council members who were elected in the party election.

Zuraida and several other PKR leaders who are aligned with the party’s deputy president, Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali have been reported to have skipped the meetings following a rift between Anwar and Azmin.

Responding to this, Saifuddin said, only one letter had been sent and it had already been responded within seven days and delivered back to the sender by hand.

He also said the schedule on the weekly and monthly meeting were given earlier this year in January since many of the party leaders also held heavier positions and responsibilities.

“You can go anywhere and do anything but on Wednesdays at 8.30pm (for political bureau meeting) and on the last Sundays of every month (for central leadership meeting) you must be present in the office.

“We gave the schedule on the meetings way back in January to ease all the leaders who hold other top positions and responsibilities. What we need now is the discipline, respect and upholds the trust given to you (amanah). This is more important than sending one letter and claiming that three letters were sent,” added Saifuddin.

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