PKR has its own political narratives which no one quite understands anymore. Even fewer relate to it. It still believes its divisive politics, it’s possible to create a new politics that can heal the nation and bring us all under one flag. If DAP and PAS’s wants to be a part of that, anwar’s first task should be to put its current batch of leaders to graze.
A good book of proverbs would helpl. Mohamed Azmin Ali cut your coat according to your cloth. Look before you leap. This sort of pithy wisdom has been distilled from centuries of human experience. was Mohamed Azmin Ali a messiah, not least for the media. By the last week, he was being called mad. Neither epithet is correct. He was not a prophet then, and he is not insane now. He was shrill in his accusations then, and he is hyper in his self-righteousness now. His purpose then was power; his objective now is greater power. But when you rise by accusation, you can wilt from it as well.
It is impatience which ends in tears. Politics includes its share of theatre. Every politician knows that. Love is not a political word, so relationships are based on mutual benefit. The dalliance between Azmin Ali and Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim and impatience has ruined more plans than true love.
Despite calls for action to be taken against PKR deputy president Azmin Ali following his outburst, party secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution considers the matter as resolved following the appointment of Abdul Khalid Ibrahim as the Selangor menteri besar.
Mohamed Azmin Ali were elected in Selangor for only one reason—you promised clean, accountable governance. You were not elected because you promised not to seek . greater power You feel obliged to implement these promises. But beware,As speculation is rife over who will assume the mantle of Selangor menteri besar, both PAS and DAP have denied having any designs over the post, and are backing PKR’s Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.However, a senior PKR leader has expressed his support for party Selangor chief and Bukit Antarabangsa assemblyperson Azmin Ali instead.Kajang assemblyman Lee Chin Cheh’s shock resignation is further fuelling the roiling political situation in Selangor as both DAP and PAS lawmakers disagree over the selection method for his replacement, who could be the next Selangor menteri besar.
PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is due to clear the air today over the latest episode in Selangor PKR, which has been beset with a war between state chief Azmin Ali and two-term menteri besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim.
Lee’s resignation has led to PAS demanding PKR discuss with Pakatan Rakyat (PR) allies before deciding on the candidate while the DAP has maintained that PKR can name anyone. Both parties hold 15 seats each while PKR has 13 now after Lee quit the 56-seat state assembly yesterday.
PAS Hulu Klang assemblyman Saari Sungib insisted the choice of the candidate will affect the Selangor government and as such, PKR cannot isolate PAS and DAP when choosing the candidate.
“Especially if this candidate is later slated to be the next menteri besar,” he told The Malaysian Insider, referring to speculation that Khalid will step down soon after the by-election.
The popular Khalid is serving his second term as menteri besar after the former corporate captain first stood in Election 2008.
Saari respected Lee’s decision to resign as assemblyman although he was elected only eight months ago, saying he only came to know of Lee’s resignation from the Selangor backbenchers club Whatsapp chat group.
State legislative assembly Speaker Hannah Yeo confirmed Lee’s resignation at a news conference in Shah Alam yesterday evening.
Klang MP Charles Santiago said it was up to PKR to decide its candidate.
“It is PKR’s prerogative to nominate who it wants to send to the legislative assembly and this includes Anwar,” he told The Malaysian Insider.
Santiago said PKR could select its candidate first and later inform DAP and PAS.
The power struggle between Khalid and Azmin is said to be the main reason Lee had to vacate his seat – to pave the way for Anwar or possibly other leaders to contest and replace Khalid as menteri besar.
The friction betwen the two leaders heightened when Azmin , who is also PKR deputy president, was dropped from state developer PKNS’s board of directors.
Azmin, who is Bukit Antarabangsa assemblyman in Selangor, went head-on with Khalid on various issues, including the salary hike for executive councillors and assemblymen.
DAP Sekinchan representive Ng Sue Lim , however, refused to be drawn into the discussion on Lee’s abrupt resignation which he said was “news to me”.
“I respect his stand but any decision has to come from the DAP headquaraters,” said the three-term assemblyman.
PKR Kuala Langat MP Abdullah Sani Abdul Hamid said Lee had made a great sacrifice to help overcome the impasse between both PKR leaders and for the future of PR in Selangor.
“He personally informed me that he was quiting as assemblyman two weeks ago, saying that this was for the party,” Abdullah Sani said.
Abdullah Sani also stressed that Lee was not forced to resign but did it on his own free-will.