SHAH ALAM, 24 Nov: The administration of Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim in Selangor is still outstanding if compared to the state government under Barisan Nasional’s (BN) administration.
The General Chief of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, said that his criticism to Abdul Khalid was aimed to improve the state government administration to focus on the needy.
“The criticism was perhaps because I was hasty and forgot that under the Selangor administration there is a more controlled leadership, finance and wastage. The difference is much if we took a closer look at the economic management accounts during the BN era compared with that of Pakatan Rakyat (PR),” he said.
Anwar said this at his winding up speech at the Special National Congress 2013 at the Raja Muda Musa Hall in the Selangor Youth and Culture Complex today.
Also present at the congress was the Central Leadership Council (MPP) and 885 PKR delegates from across the country.
The delegates present unanimously approved several amendments to the party constitution which will be sent to the Registrar of Societies (ROS) to be officialised.
Previously, Anwar advised Abdul Khalid because the state government failed to use state reserves to help the needy in Selangor.
Anwar said that Abdul Khalid is among the PR leaders who are open and always receives criticisms.
“I advised as a friend by praising his good record, however there were some things that needed to be improved,” he said.
He said that he was confident that Abdul Khalid is an honest leader while leading Selangor over the past five years. Anwar said that Abdul Khalid has never taken land or timber for personal gain.