Perak PKR chairperson Dr Muhammad Nur Manuty said the NGO Otai Reformis which questioned the appointment met with Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu at the latter's office about 12.49pm today to seek explanation on the appointment of the former state executive councillor.
“Otai Reformis has met with the menteri besar to get an explanation on the status of Zainol Fadzi in the Pakatan Harapan-led state government and they (the NGO) were satisfied with the answer.
“The menteri besar has explained that the appointment of Fadzi Zainol was due to the fact that his previous experience as the state executive councillor could be utilised to strengthen the administration of the Perak government,” he told reporters after the breaking-of-fast with state PKR leaders and the media last night.
It was reported last Saturday that Otai Reformis had given a week for Faizal to explain his action which was deemed as betraying the struggle of PKR after appointing the former Umno leader.
Faizal in a press conference after meeting with Ambassador and Diplomatic Mission of the European Union in Malaysia in Ipoh said the appointment of Zainol Fadzi as advisor to the menteri besar received the consent of the Perak ruler Sultan Nazrin Shah.
He said the appointment was also due to the negotiations with Harapan component party leaders namely DAP, PKR, Amanah and Bersatu.