Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Boycott meeting to show solidarity

TS Khalid Ibrahim
PETALING JAYA: PKR and DAP are challenging the four remaining PAS executive councillors to boycott today’s meeting with Selangor Menteri Besar (MB) Khalid Ibrahim in a show of solidarity with those who were unceremoniously sacked by Khalid yesterday.

Speaking to reporters at the PKR headquarters, DAP secretary general Lim Guan Eng said, “I have contacted Mustafa Ali (of PAS) to convey this message to the PAS leadership.”
Guan Eng also said the sacking of the six Excos from PKR and DAP was not only unethical, but breached the very concept of democracy in Malaysia.

“The sacking of the six Excos cannot be accepted.
“If we look at it from the viewpoint of political ethics, just what kind of government is Khalid running?” Guan Eng asked.
“The boycott is a sign of solidarity against the principles of democracy that was breached,” he said.
He also said, “The people of Selangor voted Pakatan, who in turn appointed Khalid as MB with the full support of all the coalition parties.
“Khalid was appointed Menteri Besar because he represents the coalition of Pakatan. And not because he is Khalid Ibrahim,” Guan Eng pointed out.
Guan Eng also accused Khalid of lying that he had the support of the majority of the assembly.
“How can Khalid say he has the support of the majority of the assembly when he’s sacked more than half of his Excos?” Guan Eng asked.
Guan Eng also appealed to Pakatan supporters to be honest and patient saying, “How can a state government be manipulated by an assemblyman in this manner?”
Earlier in the day, Khalid who is also assemblyman for Port Klang, sacked six Excos from DAP and PKR for refusing to cooperate with him in administering Selangor.
PR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim who was at the press conference said PKR rejected outright the sacking of its Excos including that of DAP’s.

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