PETALING JAYA: As moves to oust the Selangor Menteri Besar appear to intensify, a Sabah Umno leader has written an article that ridicules the plot against Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.
In a blog article posted recently, former Sabah chief minister Salleh Said Keruak linked the so-called Kajang Move to the current internal crisis in PKR.
“It appears like Rafizi Ramli’s so-called brilliant ‘Kajang Move’ is proving to be not so brilliant after all,” he said. “What we are seeing is one mess after another.
Salleh’s article followed remarks made against Rafizi by Ishak Man, Kedah PKR’s former information chief.
In a statement reported in the mainstream media last Tuesday, Ishak said Rafizi had orchestrated the Kajang by-election to provoke Khalid to contest the PKR deputy president’s post. This was Rafizi’s way of stabbing Azmin Ali in the back, Ishak said.
In his article, Salleh referred to allegations of fraud in the PKR election.
“The problem is the man who is tasked with the job of investigating allegations of fraud had himself been accused of fraud back in 2003 during the party’s AGM in Sungai Petani,” he said.
“This was the famous AGM that approved the merger between PKN and PRM to create what we now know as PKR.
“When the result of the vote to approve the merger was announced, more than 100 delegates led by party leader Omar Jaafar from Malacca, a man at that time very close to Anwar Ibrahim, walked out in protest and alleged that the result was fraudulent.
“These people eventually resigned from the party, as did many more, some en bloc like those from the PKR youth movement. The allegation was that the AGM did not approve the PKN-PRM merger but that the votes were manipulated.”
Salleh appeared to be arguing that the Kajang Move had failed, noting that although Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail won the Kajang state seat, the number of votes she garnered was lower than the number PKR won in last year’s general election.
He added: “Khalid Ibrahim is still the Menteri Besar of Selangor and he refuses to resign (plus they cannot kick him out).
“Dr Wan Azizah’s own machinery is sabotaging her in Kajang and the ‘enemy in the blanket’, her own special officer, is soon going to be sacked from the party.
“So, what has the ‘Kajang Move’ achieved other than chaos and more chaos?