PETALING JAYA: PAS Youth has urged PKR Youth members to analyse the reasons behind the Selangor Mentri Besar crisis before questioning the integrity of PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.
Federal Territory PAS Youth chief Khairil Nizam Khirudin said PKR Youth should first analyse the “Kajang move” which has not only affected the comradeship provided by PAS but also eroded the spirit of Pakatan Rakyat.
“Although PAS made a stand that the Kajang move would in no way influence the position of the Mentri Besar, PKR on Jul 21 announced its nomination of Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as the candidate for the post,” said Khairil in a statement on Monday.
In referring to an online report, Khairil said Dr Wan Azizah had said that the Kajang move allowed Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to be a state assemblyman and eventually the mentri besar.
“She had also said that the MB position belonged to Anwar, but if she ends up taking up the post, she will not hesitate to appoint him as her advisor.
“This action by PKR led to PAS backing Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim as MB and later naming PKR deputy president Azmin Ali for that post,” said Khairil.
He added that PAS is insistent on naming a candidate who is capable and qualified to lead a state.
“On Aug 27, the Palace had asked for each party to name more than two candidates to be evaluated by the Selangor Sultan, and that is exactly what our president did when he sent the three names.“I must say it is going to take a long time before we can restore the support for Pakatan Rakyat after this,” he added.
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