PETALING JAYA - A rift has formed in the Otai Reformis group of hardcore supporters of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, over Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s leadership of Pakatan Harapan.
The head of the group Saari Sungib, who is also Hulu Kelang assemblyman, has called for an emergency meeting this Sunday in an attempt to alleviate the rift before it worsens.
It is understood that the group’s secretary Razak Ismail has threatened to resign and join Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM).
Razak, who is upset with the Anwar family for allowing Dr Mahathir to take over, is said to be planning to contest against Pakatan under the PSM ticket in the general election.
The theme of this Sunday’s meeting is “Otai Refomis di simpangan” (Otai Reformis at the crossroads) and Saari said he may also offer to resign if the members feel that the group has lost its way.
Saari, who is also a central committee member of Amanah, said some in the group have accepted that Pakatan has to cooperate with Dr Mahathir in order to take on Barisan Nasional.
But the hardliners see it as a betrayal to their cause. They have demanded that Dr Mahathir apologise to Anwar, his family and the Otai Reformis group to show that he