No change in Selangor line-up at the moment, says MB


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 10 Mar 2020

SHAH ALAM: There is a possibility of change in the Selangor executive council line-up but it will not be happening anytime soon, says Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari.

He added that he has no plans to make any changes to the current line-up.

However, he did not dismiss the possibility of a change happening.

“In politics, everything is possible. It can happen but at the moment, I have no plans of doing it, ” Amirudin told reporters after chairing a meeting on the upcoming Selangor Land Carnival 2020.

When asked if he was being pressured to vacate the Mentri Besar post, Amirudin said everything was fine at the moment.

“There is no pressure from the president (PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim) or the state legislative assembly, ” he added.

Amirudin said his main focus now was to deliver what has been promised by the state government.

PKR insiders are claiming that Amirudin and three of the four PKR exco members are in a “difficult situation” due to their close ties with former PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.

Azmin was sacked from PKR along with deputy youth chief Hilman Idham and party vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin for their alleged role in toppling the Pakatan Harapan government at the federal level. The insiders also claim that Amirudin is being pressured to remove at least two of the four PKR exco members.

There are currently 19 PKR elected representatives in the state and 10 of them are allegedly Azmin supporters.

Earlier, after the Mentri Besar’s monthly meet-up with the state’s civil servants, Amirudin was asked about the four Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia state assemblymen who had pledged their support for Pakatan Harapan

“I have met and spoken with them and have asked them a few things.

“They are to come back to me (with the replies) and I will take the feedback to the Pakatan leadership, ” he said.

The four are Sallehudin Aminuddin (Kuang), Mohd Shaid Rosli (Jeram), Harumaini Omar (Batang Kali) and Adhif Shan Abdullah (Dengkil). They had announced that they were pledging their support behind Pakatan even though Bersatu was no longer a coalition partner.

Amirudin said although the support of the four are appreciated, it was a party matter as the four were elected representatives.

He said more will be known after the Bersatu assemblymen return with their replies to his queries.

The Selangor legislative assembly has six Bersatu assemblymen, including state chief Datuk Abdul Rashid Asari (Selat Kelang). He has not joined the group of four to show his support for Pakatan.

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