PKR wants Faekah sacked

(The Sun Daily) – A Selangor PKR state leader has called for the sacking of Selangor Mentri Besar’s political secretary Faekah Husin for allegedly overstepping her role by voicing out against PKR deputy president Azmin Ali.

Selangor PKR election director Borhan Aman Shah, in calling for her removal from her current post, said Faekah has not toed the party line in voicing her criticism against Azmin.

“She is reminded that her current role was given to her with support from PKR. On what capacity is Faekah criticising Azmin openly as an ordinary member of the party with no political position?” he said at a press conference in Selangor PKR headquarters today.

He was referring to a report by Sinar Harian which quoted Azmin as saying Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim may be given a federal minister’s post if Pakatan Rakyat takes over Putrajaya, implying that Selangor may have a new Mentri Besar.

Faekah, who serves as political secretary to Abdul Khalid, then reportedly questioned Azmin’s jurisdiction as deputy president in making the statement, saying the power to appoint a Mentri Besar lies solely with the Sultan of Selangor, according to news portal Malaysian Digest.

Borhan also said Faekah should refer to the party before making statements that could cause misunderstandings between party leaders.

“It would be good for her to understand the organisational structure of the party or communicate with us before proceeding to make statements,” he said.

He added that the council will leave the matter to Khalid as he is the Selangor MB, which gives him full authority to sack Faekah.

Meanwhile, Faekah reportedly said that she will no longer comment on the issue after she was told not to make any statements by top PKR leaders.

“I have also been advised by former PKR deputy president Dr Syed Husin Ali not to make any statements unless necessary, so I will no longer address this issue,” she told Sinar Harian two days ago.