Selangor MB crisis: Will work with Wan Azizah if palace accepts her, says PAS

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  • Monday, 18 Aug 2014

SHAH ALAM: PAS nominated Bukit Antarabangsa assemblyman Azmin Ali as the second candidate for the Selangor Mentri Besar position because the party was not comfortable with Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (pic) leading the state.

Selangor PAS deputy commissioner Sallehin Mukhyi said the decision to nominate Azmin came after the party was informed by the palace that Dr Wan Azizah was not right for the position.

"But if Pakatan Rakyat leaders feel she should be the one and the palace agrees, then we will work with her," Sallehin, who is also state exco member, said at the lobby of the state secretariat building here Monday.

He added that since the Selangor Sultan was away, Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim was the legitimate mentri besar and had the powers to carry out policies and administration works until then.

"I don't think he (Khalid) should resign now as it will trouble the rakyat.

"Besides, he has already made it clear he accepts that he has lost the majority support of the assemblymen.

"Let's wait for the Sultan to return," Sallehin said.

On Sunday, PAS central leadership committee met to decide that the party would not be supporting Khalid as the MB.

The party also nominated PKR deputy president Azmin as another candidate although he declined to be a nominee and said he would follow the party’s decision to submit only Dr Wan Azizah’s name for the position.

Accepting this, Khalid subsequently said he would inform the Sultan of the most recent turn of events.

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