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) also labelled the five leaders as the "budak nakal" or minions of Khalid's rival, current PKR deputy president Azmin Ali.
The pact, which is aligned with 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 not attack Khalid anymore and cause chaos in the state's politics.
"It seems that in every two days, one of them will come up with a media statement to run down Khalid.
"They do not even originate from Selangor," he told reporters when met at the KLIA2 here Wednesday.
Mazli, who is former Selangor PKR Youth information chief, said despite being elected representatives in the state, Rafizi was from Terengganu, Abdullah Sani and Suhaimi were from Perak while Amirudin was from Johor.
He said Shamsul, from Malacca, was not even a representative in the state but wanted to interfere in the matters here.
"The people of Selangor voted for the leaders and so, they should serve them instead of harping on Khalid to step down as Mentri Besar, " Mazli said.
He urged for 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 detractors.
Mazli, who had just returned from Sabah, also said Khalid enjoyed the support from members in four party branches in the state during the recent PKR polls there.
"Khalid gained 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 branches," he said.
Khalid is facing off with Azmin and PKR secretary general Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail in the race for the deputy president post in the party polls.