On Tuesday, 11 March, DAP assures the Sultan it can work with PKR and PAS. “We have formed the government, haven’t we?” (Teresa Kok)
It’s hard to make out what this is about? Perhaps the Sultan wants to ensure that DAP and PAS has agreed to Tan Sri Khalid being the new Selangor chief minister. In any case, he wants to meet DAP and PAS first before giving his consent to PKR.
I don’t know if this is usual or if he had ever delayed such a thing before. Anyway, lets keep our minds open and see how the event unfolds.
SHAH ALAM, March 10 (Bernama) — The formation of the new state government and the appointment of Menteri Besar will only be decided after the Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah meets the DAP and Pas representatives tomorrow.The Sultan’s private secretary Datuk Mohamad Bunir Bani said Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) secretary-general Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim had an audience with the Sultan today to covey the general election results and the formation of the new state government. “However the Sultan has asked to meet the representatives of the other parties before making any decision,” he told reporters here.
Mohamad Bunir said the ceremony to appoint the new Menteri Besar would be fixed soon upon receiving the Sultan’s consent.
Meanwhile Abdul Khalid, who was granted an audience with the Sultan at Bukit Kayangan Palace, said the Sultan would meet Pas and DAP representatives tomorrow afternoon.
“The Sultan feels that it is necessary to look at the combination of (leaders from ) PKR, Pas and DAP… whether they are suitable,” he said.
Abdul Khalid also said he would submit the list of executive councillors to the Sultan in the days following tomorrow’s meeting.
“The Sultan wanted to make sure that the people of Selangor will get suitable people to lead the state,” he added.
Meanwhile Abdul Khalid denied claims that there were attempts to destroy documents at the State Secretary office.
“We should not always assume that people are up to sinister things,” he said.
The opposition pac, which won 36 out of 56 state seats in the general election on Saturday, had announced that Abdul Khalid would be the new Selangor Menteri Besar.