(File pic) KR information chief Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin, in a statement tonight, said the party was concerned over a number of PKR members who had urged that PKR President Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim apologise over the sacking of two party members. (Pic by HAZSYAH ABDUL RAHMAN)

KUALA LUMPUR: PKR has issued a warning against those who are trying to drive a wedge between the party’s top leadership.

PKR information chief Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin, in a statement tonight, said the party was concerned over a number of PKR members who had urged that PKR President Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim apologise over the sacking of two party members.

He said while PKR upheld the spirit of openness and democracy, all issues related to the party should go through the proper channels, namely the Central Leadership Council.

He said the party was also surprised by the statements by PKR vice-president Tian Chua and PKR central leadership council member R. Sivarasa, who had cleared the air on the contents of a memorandum of protest against the sacking of Bera PKR division chief Zakaria Abdul Hamid.

Shamsul said the two had clarified that the original draft of the memorandum did not include a demand for Anwar to issue an apology over the issue.

“This shows that several leaders had manipulated the original draft of the memorandum to embarrass the party president.

“This is a serious offence. Tian Chua and Sivarasa and several other leaders were deceived.

“The question now is how did their names get included in a statement signed by the deputy president?

“It is clear that a false perception was intentionally created,” he said.

Shamsul said PKR would not tolerate any effort to disrupt the party’s harmony and unity and would take stern action against those behind such acts.

“We urge all members to embrace the spirit of the party’s establishment and reject these dirty politics.

“Let us focus our efforts on PKR’s National Congress, which will take place on Dec 7 and 8 in Melaka,” he said.