PKR won’t be taking action against Faekah

(The Star) – PKR is not taking any action against the Selangor Mentri Besar’s political aide Faekah Husin despite calls for her to be sacked following her criticisms against party deputy president Azmin Ali.

PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution said the matter involving Faekah was not even discussed at its political bureau meeting on Wednesday.

“We are not referring her to the disciplinary committee,” he said, adding that the party certainly won’t be taking any disciplinary action against Faekah for now.

Saifuddin was commenting on calls by some party leaders for Faekah to be sacked for criticising Azmin, who had implied that her boss Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim would not be retained as Selangor Mentri Besar.

Selangor PKR election director Borhan Aman Shah had said Faekah should be sacked immediately for publicly criticising state chief Azmin. The MB’s deputy Zuraida Kamaruddin had also hit back at Faekah for saying that Azmin was not a smart politician.

Saifuddin said the political bureau had discussed the divisions’ AGM reports during the meeting.

“We also discussed the latest status of our election preparations and other current issues,” he added.

Many observers had viewed the Khalid-Faekah-Azmin feud with interest as the aide was known to have the support of PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail while Azmin had the backing of party leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

“As Faekah is working under Khalid, Khalid is seen indirectly as having Wan Azizah’s backing,” said a party insider.