PORT KLANG: The request from four Selangor Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia assemblymen who want to remain as part of the state government will be sent to PKR's central leadership, says Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari (pic).
The Selangor Mentri Besar said such a decision would usually be made by the party's supreme council.
"I will have to refer to the party leadership if it's okay for me to accept them as part of the (state) government or treat them as the Opposition," Amirudin told reporters during an official visit to Westports Malaysia here Thursday (March 12).
Amirudin said he had referred the matter to the state PKR but not the party's central leadership.
The four – Sallehudin Aminuddin (Kuang), Mohd Shaid Rosli (Jeram), Harumaini Omar (Batang Kali) and Adhif Shan Abdullah (Dengkil) – had told a press conference last week that they backed the Selangor Pakatan Harapan government.
This was despite Bersatu leaving Pakatan to join forces with Barisan Nasional and PAS recently to form Perikatan Nasional.
They had also submitted a statutory declaration stating their support for Amirudin.
Harumaini had told The Star that they had no plans to leave Bersatu but wanted to be in the state administration.
According to Amirudin, there was a precedent in the Kedah government of such a collaboration.
In Kedah, Pakatan and Bersatu are administering the state together.
"If we can accept that as an example, then we can accept the formula of 'Pakatan plus four'," said Amirudin.
On another matter, Amirudin said there were no plans yet to remove political appointees from the state government-linked companies (GLCs) and statutory bodies.
Sources within the state government claimed there were a number of appointees in GLCs, statutory bodies and its subsidiaries linked to former PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, who has since left PKR and joined Bersatu.
Azmin was Selangor mentri besar from December 2014 until May 2018.
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