SEPANG: A non-governmental organisation has urged five PKR elected representatives to “keep their mouths shut” and stop asking Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim to step down as Selangor Mentri Besar.
The Pakatan Anak-anak Selangor Menyokong Mentri Besar (Pasmeb) has also labelled the five representatives as minions of Khalid’s rival and PKR deputy president Azmin Ali.
The group, which is aligned to Khalid’s camp, named the five PKR leaders as Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli, Kuala Langat MP Abdullah Sani Abdul Hamid, Sri Muda assemblyman Suhaimi Shafie, Bukit Katil MP Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin and Batu Caves assemblyman Amirudin Shari.
Pasmeb president Mazli Saring said the five should stop attacking Khalid and causing chaos in the state’s politics.
“It seems that every other day, one of these five men will come up with a media statement to run down Khalid. And they are not even born in Selangor,” he told reporters when met at the KLIA2 here yesterday.
Mazli, who is former Selangor PKR Youth information chief, said despite being elected representatives in the state, Rafizi is from Terengganu, Abdullah Sani and Suhaimi are from Perak while Amirudin is from Johor.
He said Shamsul, from Malacca, was not even a representative in the state but wanted to interfere in matters here.
“The people of Selangor voted them in. They should just do their job and serve the people instead of harping on Khalid to step down,” Mazli said.
He urged the PKR leadership to take disciplinary action against the five as party adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had already warned members not to attack their leaders.
Mazli said there was a need to defend Khalid as the latter tends to refrain from speaking out against his attackers.
Mazli, who had just returned from Sabah, also said Khalid enjoyed the support from members in four party divisions in the state during the recent PKR polls there.
“Khalid received a total of 2,069 votes against Azmin’s 326 for the deputy presidency post in polls held at the Pensiangan, Keningau, Tenom and Papar divisions,” he said.
Khalid is in the running for the number two post with Azmin and PKR secretary-general Datuk Saifud-din Nasution Ismail.