KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 1:
DAP Raub MP Datuk Mohd Ariff Sabri Abdul Aziz has been rapped by Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim’s former political secretary and Menteri Besar Inc chief executive Faekah Husin.
Faekah was responding after Ariff yesterday posted on his blog, SakmongkolAK47, that it was shameful of the Menteri Besar to not follow Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s (PKR) orders to step down.
Faekah said that it could also be said that it was shameful for someone, apparently referring to PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, to name his wife, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, as the next Menteri Besar.
“The same applies to the person who announced that his wife will be the next Menteri Besar.
“Sakmongkol does not understand the Selangor Constitution especially in the appointment of the Menteri Besar, the rules, ethics and the conventions.
“It is true that Khalid is not directly appointed by the rakyat (people), but he (Ariff) must also remember it is not PAS, DAP or PKR’s absolute right,” she said.
She said Ariff was also wrong in saying that Khalid had lost in the party’s election.
She said that even though the voting for the deputy president’s post was still on going, Khalid had obtained more than a third of the votes.
She also said that at the divisional level, they questioned the result as it was too convenient that that there had been a blackout at Tropicana.
“Sakmongkol is still full of Umno DNA when he says there is no need to ask what Khalid did wrong but PAS, in particular president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang and spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat just have to accept PKR’s decision.
“That is totally out of the spirit of “reformasi” (reformation) let alone Syariah compliance,” she said, referring to the movement started by Anwar when he was removed as Deputy Prime Minister.