PKR Vice-President Rafizi Ramli has confirmed he will return to active politics and boost the party’s chances at the next General Election.
“I have decided to return to the political arena by confirming I will be contesting for the PKR deputy president post at the upcoming (party) election (in April),” said the former Pandan MP.
In his statement, Rafizi also took a dig at PH’s top brass for being obsessed with the “big tent” approach.
“While there is no proof that the ‘big tent’ approach will reap benefits, this seems to be the only strategy thought by PH’s top leaders. It is as if the entire PH is brain dead.”
He also criticized DAP for brokering the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between PH and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
“DAP said Bersatu’s betrayal stole the people’s mandate. But it is also DAP who brokered the MOU with Bersatu’s PM (and now UMNO’s PM).”
Rafizi, a former MP for Pandan, took a step back from politics in December 2019, citing the need to concentrate on a start-up project. He said he was at a stage in life where he “needs to learn”.
His supporters have recently been clamouring for his return to active politics as PKR prepares for the 15th General Election.
Rafizi is also seen as a contender for the vacant Deputy President’s post, last held by Gombak MP Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, who has sacked in the wake of the Sheraton Move, which led to the Pakatan Harapan government’s collapse in 2020.