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Saturday, 16 August 2014 | MYT 7:40 PM

Selangor MB crisis: Former leaders tell PKR, DAP to lay off

SHAH ALAM: A group of former PKR leaders wants PKR and DAP to respect the Sultan of Selangor's decision to retain Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim as Mentri Besar.

Newly-formed Grassroot Action Based Selangor (GRABS) deputy chief Hanafiah Husin, who was sacked from the Kota Raja PKR branch last year, reminded the two parties that they should not defy the Ruler by nominating PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to replace Khalid.

"If we look at the social media we can see many quarters, including some opposition leaders have insulted the royal institution.

"The decision so far has been made that Tan Sri Khalid should remain as the MB.

"I urged them to re-read the Selangor state constitution before making any further remarks," he told reporters after the group held a protest at Dataran Shah Alam late Saturday.

The group was establish to explain the real situation behind the crisis.

The members, who all donned dark green t-shirts and chanted "Lets save Selangor", later announced their resignation from various PKR branches from all over Selangor.

Hanafiah said that politicians, especially from PKR and DAP, should stop inciting the people to dislike the state government.

"We urged the authorities to monitor the social media for cases of insulting the Sultan, he said.

"The people of Selangor will never give their blessings to outsiders to lead the state. We do not want someone who is appointed because of family ties," he added.

GRABS chief Mohd Faisal Idris, a former Sabak Bernam PKR branch member, said the people were suffering from the current political crisis.

"Funds for farmers and those in the rural areas have stopped and this has caused confusion.

"We hope that the problem could be solved immediately," he said.

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