KUALA LUMPUR: The issue surrounding a possible cabinet reshuffle will be discussed during the Pakatan Harapan presidential council this weekend, said PKR information director Fahmi Fadzil.
He said the matter was not discussed during the PKR political bureau meeting tonight.
Pakatan Harapan chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed had earlier today hinted of a possible cabinet reshuffle which might happen before the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Summit next year.
“The party (PKR) did not discuss this matter specifically, I believe the leadership will discuss it during the presidential council this Saturday,” he said after the political bureau meeting in Parliament.
The PKR political bureau meeting also did not address the meeting between its deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali and a few of its members of parliament (MP) on Nov 19.
Azmin was also absent at tonight's political bureau meeting.
Asked if disciplinary action would be taken against Azmin, he said the party would allow Azmin the opportunity to explain the matter including the one with several opposition lawmakers on Monday night.
“As far as the political bureau is aware, there is no current disciplinary case against Azmin, and as such, the matter does not arise at this point in time. I think we cannot draw any parallels with previous cases. They may not be exactly the same.
"So in a case-by-case basis, I think, that should be the approach.
“We did not discuss in detail (about Azmin and the PKR MPs meeting) and it was the same with his meeting with the Barisan Nasional MPs. We need him to give us full details and confirm the information as we cannot simply believe in any hearsay and need the truth to come from the source.
“We will wait for him for further details since he did not attend (the political bureau meeting),” he said.
Fahmi added that PKR has meetings every week and Azmin has ample time to attend and provide answers.
He reiterated that the party remained strong.
“I think the party is quite united as we have seen it before.
“In most state conventions, all of the division chiefs will attend the event. The state leadership is present and that itself is quite a strong show of support.
“I believe that 90 per cent of the division chiefs have stated their unequivocal support for the party president.” he said.