Idealism without organisation equals Pas, says Rafizi

KUALA LUMPUR: In a straight jab against Pas, PKR deputy president Rafizi Ramli said the Islamist-party is the perfect example of a party with strong idealism minus talent organisation.

Addressing over 2,000 delegates from the PKR Youth (AMK) and Women's wings at the party's national congress today, Rafizi spoke of when the party used to be with Pas back in the Pakatan Rakyat days.

He said Pas was capable of only bringing numbers to political ceramah but failed to translate it into votes.

"Idealism is good, it will pull a lot of people (to join the party), but even with the numbers, without organisation, without the leadership and talent that pave the way for the future, idealism is pointless.

"You know which party is like that? That's Pas," he said during the launching of PKR Wings Annual National Congress at Putrajaya International Convention Center (PICC), here.

Earlier in his speech, he claimed that the current generation of voters' political leaning stems from dissatisfaction, which poses a challenge towards any government of the day.

Rafizi said that such a sentiment makes it easy for the opposition to capitalise on the circumstances, as they just need to fan the flames.

"This is the challenge that you have to face," he told the congress today.

PKR's 2023 Annual National Congress, which kicks off today, is significant as it marks the one-year anniversary of the party forming part of the federal government, as well as that of its president, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, holding the prime ministerial role.

However, the milestone comes on the backdrop of a less than favourable approval rating for Anwar and, in turn, his reform policies, which critics claim have yet to make their full impact felt.

More than 2,700 PKR leaders and members are expected to attend the two-day event, as well as 1,500 observers, at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre.

The congress involves the party wings, including the Youth and Women's wings.

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