PETALING JAYA: PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail claimed Thursday that she had obtained the support of 30 Pakatan Rakyat state assemblyman in Selangor to become the new mentri besar.
She urged Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, who was sacked by PKR on Saturday, to step down as he no longer had majority support in the state assembly to remain in power.
"The 30 Pakatan state assemblymen have sworn their support for me in writing, and are also present in person to state their stand.
"With that, Pakatan would like to announce that we have the support of the majority, and will write a letter to the Sultan of Selangor to seek an audience with him and present the state assembly's support for a change in mentri besar," she told reporters here.
Present were top PKR and DAP leaders as well as Selangor MPs and state assemblymen.
From PAS, Hulu Kelang assemblyman Saari Sungib and Morib assemblyman Hasnul Baharuddin were present to throw their support behind Dr Wan Azizah, despite the party not having confirmed its final stand on the matter.
The duo's decision pre-empts the PAS central committee meeting on Aug 17, where the party is expected to decide whether it endorses Dr Wan Azizah as the new mentri besar.
No other PAS leaders were present.