Reminder issued to Selangor PAS leaders over Khusrin saga

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 12: PAS leaders in Selangor have been reminded not to issue contradictory statements with regards to the controversy surrounding the appointment of the state secretary.

PAS secretary general Mustafa Ali (right) said the party leadership had already decided to throw its full support for the state government, which opposes the appointment of Khusrin Munawi as the new state secretary.

PAS also fully supports the move to amend state constitution (appended below) so that the powers to appoint the state secretary, legal advisor and financial officer would revert to the state, and not the Federal government.

“I would like to remind all parties especially Selangor PAS leaders not to issue statements or carry out acts which contradict what has been stated as party’s official stand.

“I am following the development in Selangor closely and I hope that there is no leader in Selangor taking a different approach,” he told Harakahdaily today.

“I can work with him”

Mustafa was responding to a report quoting Selangor PAS Commissioner Dr Hasan Ali, who is also a state Exco member, who said he had no problem working with Khusrin.

Hasan (left) had also advised the state government not to attack Khusrin because “it may cause problems” to the state civil service numbering some 28,000.

“If they picket, we may be in trouble,” he was quoted as saying by online daily Malaysiakini, and added that a gag order had been imposed on all state party leaders not to comment on the Khusrin issue.

Last Sunday at a stadium in Shah Alam, PAS organised special congregatory prayer attended by tens of thousands of people to declare full support for the Selangor state government and Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim, especially in defending the state against any planned coup by Barisan Nasional.

“This event was organised by the PAS leadership to state that we are together with our friends in Pakatan Rakyat to face every challenge and attack by BN.

“To any of our friends who have been touched, whether it is from PAS, PKR or DAP, we will be together to face the challenges. Pakatan Rakyat is getting stronger by the day,” PAS president Tuan Guru Abdul Hadi Awang told when addressing the gathering.