With Faekah gone, it would be harder for Khalid to secure himself. (Graphic by Dayang Norazhar/The Mole)
Some say that behind every successful man lies a women, but the fall of a man would also be because of a woman. Perhaps Selangor's Chief Minister, DS Khalid Ibrahim would fall because of a woman that goes by the name of Faekah, his political secretary. He seemed to be stuck in between love and responsibility. We do know that Khalid cares for Faekah, that is why he tries his best to defend her by saying, "Faekah only signed the support letter without any power to provide a project to the company involved." In this case, she was found to have recommended her own niece's company as a legal panel to the state's subsidiary companies.
It is lucky that Khalid did not need to make his own decisions, but he needed to make decisions collectively through Exco meetings. What happened was that the Exco had taken the decision that Faekah should resign tomorrow. Many are saying that Faekah is the backbone behind Khalid's power and what is happening now saddens Khalid. As he faces various internal threats, losing even one of his followers would definitely deteriorate his morale and spirit.
Faekah is not just just a secretary, she is also a personal connection between Khalid and the party President, Wan Azizah. Through Faekah, issues within the party can be discussed personally with the President without having to go through protocols during party meetings. Especially the fact that no one really respects him even though he is a Chief Minister. That is why such a relationship is vital for him. Less respect towards him makes it harder for him to control and observe his surroundings. Most of the time, he would spend his time looking around to ensure that he would not be stabbed from behind.
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