KUCHING: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) is keeping its door open for former members who have quit the party in the recent months to return.
Sarawak PKR chief Larry Sng said he was prepared to consider the return of former PKR members subject to approval of the central leadership council (MPP).
“Politics is the art of the possible and there are no permanent enemies.
“As long as leaders subscribe to the policies and principles that Keadilan have long stood for, those are their passport to rejoin this organisation under my leadership,” he said in a Facebook post on Thursday.
Sng said he was informed that some former PKR leaders who had quit regretted their decision but were now stuck in their new party.
“While the resignations within Keadilan Sarawak have ceased for some months and we have been growing from strength to strength, what puzzles me is why would those who have left think that their future is better off in other parties?
“They were previously in power, some would be describes as war lords in their respective branches, only to leave that behind and start all over from the bottom in a new political organisation with a long queue of leaders before them,” he said.
Sng said, in the case of the former PKR members, it would take them years before they reach any position of real influence provided if they could survive until then.
“Those who know me understand that I can work with both cartel and reformist,” he said referring to the two factions that existed within PKR led by former deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali and current president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim respectively.
Sng said he would fervently protect those who remain loyal to PKR regardless of their past political history, citing a famous quote, “to err is human, to forgive divine”.