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Saturday, 9 August 2014 | MYT 8:29 PM

Selangor MB crisis: Khalid grudgingly acknowledges PKR's decision to expel him from party

PETALING JAYA: Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim has grudgingly acknowledged the decision to expel him from PKR, even though he feels it was "flawed and illegal".

"I acknowledge the decision - flawed and illegal as it may be - by Parti Keadilan Rakyat to terminate my membership in the party," The embattled Selangor Mentri Besar said in a statement following the party's announcement of his expulsion.

He said the party had not granted him a fair and legal process to respond to the wrongdoing he was accused of.

"As mentioned in my responses, the party is itself confused as to the details of the allegations against me.

"PKR has also failed to specify which articles of the party's constitution my alleged acts have breached," he said.

Khalid hit out at the party for not granting his request to postpone his disciplinary hearing to Aug 15, and failing to provide him with further details of the disciplinary process that would have been initiated against him.

"There has been a conspiracy of the highest order," he said.

The Selangor MB said he would now seek an audience with Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah to inform him of the latest developments and to seek his views on the matter.

"Until such a time as this issue is resolved in accordance with proper procedures, laws and conventions - particularly in the Selangor Constitution, I will continue to perform my duty to the people as the Selangor Mentri Besar to the best of my ability," he added, thanking those who had supported him during these difficult times.

PKR, following its supreme council meeting Saturday afternoon, unanimously decided to sack Khalid after the latter's refusal to make way for PKR President Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to be the new Selangor MB.

Tags / Keywords: Politics , Selangor Mentri Besar , PKR , Khalid Ibrahim


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