Wednesday, February 17, 2010

PRM: Song’s invite does not reflect party’s stand (Star)

 Star, Tuesday February 16, 2010

PRM: Song’s invite does not reflect party’s stand

JOHOR BARU: Parti Rakyat Malaysia (PRM) central committee member S.K. Song’s invitation to disgruntled PKR MPs to join PRM did not reflect the party’s stand.

PRM vice president Dr Rohana Ariffin said that Song’s invitation was his own.

“We stand by our policy of not getting involved in the squabbles of other parties. We never issued such an invitation and we will not do so,” she said yesterday.

However, Dr Rohana said former members were welcome to rejoin the party.

“At this point in time, we prefer to focus on connecting with members and strengthening the party.

“Getting involved in the matters of other parties is against our policy,” she said.

On the party election, where she is considered the front-runner for the presidency, Dr Rohana said that it would be discussed at the next central committee meeting due to take place next month.

PRM Penang chairman Gary Nair also said it was not the party’s way to meddle in problems affecting other political parties.

Song last Monday said PRM would welcome the PKR MPs with open arms, as they would be an asset to the party. - Star