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However, there is no crisis in the state, says Selangor menteri besar
SYED UMAR ARIFF AND ARFA YUNUS PETALING JAYA firstname.lastname@example.org
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.