How­ever, there is no cri­sis in the state, says Se­lan­gor men­teri be­sar

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DATUK Seri Azmin Ali has lam­basted those at­tempt­ing to un­der­mine the Se­lan­gor ad­min­is­tra­tion amid calls for Pas ex­cos in the line-up to quit.

The Se­lan­gor men­teri be­sar and PKR deputy pres­i­dent la­belled those who tried to do so as “po­lit­i­cal eu­nuchs” who wanted to desta­bilise the state gov­ern­ment.

The state­ment fol­lowed ear­lier re­ports of po­lit­i­cal an­a­lysts’ sus­pi­cions on PKR vice-pres­i­dent Rafizi Ramli’s at­tacks against Pas, which have been seen as a sab­o­tage against Azmin’s po­si­tion in the state.

“There is an in­di­vid­ual, and a group of po­lit­i­cal eu­nuchs who are en­vi­ous of Se­lan­gor’s achieve­ments and try to un­der­mine the state’s sta­bil­ity,” Azmin said.

Speak­ing at the open­ing of the PKR Wanita and Youth wings’ as­sem­bly last night, Azmin also la­belled the group as “traitors to the peo­ple”.

“They cre­ated polemics and car­ried out provo­ca­tions. But they for­got they are fac­ing Azmin Ali and PKR.

“Those who try to do so in Se­lan­gor are traitors to the peo­ple.”

Pas had sev­ered ties with PKR last Thurs­day, after sev­eral at­tacks made by Rafizi against Pas pres­i­dent Datuk Seri Ab­dul Hadi Awang and for­mer No. 2 Datuk Dr Nasharudin Mat Isa.

The dis­so­lu­tion of the ties led to calls for the three Pas exco mem­bers to quit the Se­lan­gor ad­min­is­tra­tion, while PKR had or­dered its mem­bers, who are po­lit­i­cal ap­pointees in the Ke­lan­tan gov­ern­ment, to re­sign.

Pas, how­ever, re­fused to re­cip­ro­cate and made a de­ci­sion to main­tain its exco mem­bers in the Se­lan­gor line-up.

At a press con­fer­ence later, Azmin re­fused to name the “po­lit­i­cal eu­nuchs” when asked.

“(But) I can as­sure you that the state is sta­ble and there is no cri­sis in Se­lan­gor.”

When asked on the fate of the three exco mem­bers, Azmin said the PKR lead­er­ship would meet up with Pas as re­quested by the Is­lamic party.

“I re­ceived a mes­sage from ( jailed party de facto) Datuk Seri An­war Ibrahim to keep an open door for Pas, but at the same time, the (PKR) lead­ers must hold a dis­cus­sion be­fore any de­ci­sion can be made.”

On com­ments by Pas that a royal de­cree was nec­es­sary to make changes in the state ad­min­is­tra­tion line-up, Azmin said the mat­ter did not arise.


Se­lan­gor Men­teri Be­sar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali (left) with PKR sec­re­tary-gen­eral Datuk Sai­fud­din Na­su­tion Is­mail at the open­ing of the AMK Women Na­tional Congress in Pe­tal­ing Jaya yes­ter­day.

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