“I think 2020 is a good start. We will meet more often to discuss” said PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.
Azmin made the statement on January 8, after he attended a PKR bureau meeting for the first time in over a year.
Previously, PKR president Datuk Sri Anwar Ibrahim publicly called out his deputy for skipping several party’s bureau meetings. In Azmin’s defence, he was busy with ministerial duties.
A day later, on January 9, Azmin was struck with the good news that Attorney General Tan Sri Tommy Thomas will not be prosecuting him regarding the alleged sex videos involving him and former Santubong PKR Youth chief Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz.
The beginning of 2020 seems to be good to the Economic Affairs Minister.
According to media intelligence, Azmin’s media exposure in 2019 peaked during the middle and the end of the year.
In June and July of 2019, the PKR deputy president was under the media spotlight as several gay sex videos implicating his involvement went viral after the Hari Raya Aidilfitri holiday.
Apart from that, Azmin also had higher presence on the media toward the end of 2019 because he and his camp in PKR staged a walkout during the party national congress at Melaka.
It has been commonly reported by that there has been a drift between Azmin and Anwar, along with the rumour that Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad prefers the earlier to be his successor compared to the latter.
As 2020 marks the second year of Tun Mahathir’s premiership under the Pakatan Harapan government, will it also be the year for PKR to resolve its internal conflict? Or will it be the opposite?