Published: Thursday June 21, 2012 MYT 6:43:00 PM
Updated: Thursday June 21, 2012 MYT 6:44:46 PM
PKR's Rafizi quits Selangor post, says wants to focus on party work
PETALING JAYA: PKR strategic director Rafizi Ramli has quit his post as chief executive of Selangor's economic advisory office, saying he wants to concentrate on party work.
His sudden resignation, with immediate effect Thursday, had tongues a-wagging, especially in the cyber sphere, with some blaming it on the squabble between party deputy president Azmin Ali and the Selangor state leadership led by Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim.
Supporters of Azmin claimed that Rafizi was being forced out and blamed Khalid's political secretary Faezah Husin as being responsible.
Rafizi, however, has denied this, saying he quit because it was time for him to concentrate on party work as the general election was imminent.
"It has got nothing to do with Faekah. I am tired of having to do state work in the day time and party work at night," he said.
The tiff between Azmin and Khalid came to a head last week when the former's supporters launched a campaign via Twitter to oust Faekah.
Differences of opinion between Azmin and Khalid led to PKR splitting its administrative and political leadership portfolios in the state in 2010.
Azmin was appointed state party chief and Khalid retained executive powers as Mentri Besar.
Azmin and Faekah could not be contacted for comments on the latest turn of events.