SARIKEI — Nov. 3, 2019: Th election for the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Tanjung Manis branch here came to an abrupt stop today, just 12 minutes after it began, when an injunction notice was served on a representative of the party’s central leadership council.
The notice was served on Datuk Nor Irwan Ahmat Nor by Kuching-based legal firm Clement Wong and Co. on behalf of branch member Francis Bujang Jelani who claimed to have been prevented from standing for election.
The injunction is aimed at stopping efforts to prevent Francis and 11 others from standing in the election and to prevent members from voting.
Yesterday, a letter announcing the cancellation of the candidature of 12 individuals for various branch positions was shared via WhatsApp.
Bernama has learnt that Sarawak PKR chairman Baru Bian is reported to have confirmed the validity of the letter dated Nov. 1 and signed by PKR secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.
When announcing the postponement of the election to about 1,000 members and supporters, Nor Irwan said the party accepted the notice and abided by it.