Faekah comes under fire from PKR

Selangor PKR says that the Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim’s political secretary should not have commented on PKR deputy president Azmin Ali’s statement recently.

K Pragalath, FMT

Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim’s political secretary, Faekah Husin, has come under fire for defending her boss recently.

“Selangor PKR leadership council is very disappointed with the unnecessary comments from Khalid ‘s political secretary which could have been made much more positively if she had taken the trouble to communicate with Azmin [Ali, the PKR deputy president] over the matter.

“As far as Azmin is concerned, he has openly shown his full support in favour of Khalid,” Selangor PKR deputy president Zuraida Kamaruddin said in a statement today.

She was reacting to a statement by Faekah earlier this week that Azmin should not be deciding on the political fate of Khalid after the next general election.

Azmin, PKR deputy president, had previously announced that Khalid would be offered a federal minister’s post if Pakatan Rakyat were to form the next federal government after the 13th general election.

Zuraida, who is also Ampang MP and national PKR women’s wing chief, said Faekah had “misunderstood” Azmin’s statement.

“Khalid’s role at the federal level was unwisely misinterpreted by Faekah. If only Faekah held her breath for a second and finished reading the news report in good faith, she would understand the message that Khalid is a valuable asset to Pakatan,” Zuraida added.

She also advised Faekah to communicate with the state PKR leadership more frequently to avoid frictions within the party.
“Until today, she has yet to communicate with most of the state and party’s national leaders on party and state matters.

“As an effective political secretary to the menteri besar, Faekah should concentrate on improving the political relationship between menteri besar and party leaders and not cause instability by unnecessarily jumping the gun,” said Zuraida.