PETALING JAYA: PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat has backed new Selangor Mentri Besar Azmin Ali but maintained that Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim was a "clean" man.
"I pray Azmin realises that it is his responsibility to uphold and upkeep democracy.
"The odd thing, however, is that PKR leaders and even Azmin himself have praised Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, and this only goes to show that Khalid was not corrupted," Nik Aziz said during a press conference on Monday.
He said that it was not fair for PKR to lash out at Khalid as there was nothing wrong with the former mentri besar.
"I can no longer back him as he has been fired from the party but the fact remains is that he was praised," Nik Aziz added.
Nik Aziz was one of the prominent PAS leaders who stood by Khalid and wanted him to remain in his post, and had said that he and the party were willing to face the consequences of supporting the Bandar Tun Razak MP.
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