Selangor assembly will only be dissolved after Ruler’s consent, says Ng

KLANG: The Selangor Legislative Assembly is awaiting for state Ruler Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah’s consent for dissolution, says Speaker Ng Suee Lim.

"There is a proper system and protocol in place, whereby the mentri besar will have an audience with His Highness with regards to the matter," he said.

He added once the audience has been held and Sultan Sharafuddin gives his approval, the necessary documents for the dissolution of the state assembly will be prepared and signed.

Following this, added Ng, Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari will summon the Speaker and relay the news to him.

"It is only after that can I announce the dissolution of the state Legislative Assembly," said Ng.

He added the Sultan's consent was the most important denominator for the House to be dissolved.

The Selangor Legislative Assembly, together with its counterparts in Penang, Negri Sembilan, Kelantan and Terengganu are awaiting dissolution for the state elections to be called.

Sources said the Selangor Legislative Assembly is expected to be dissolved by June 18.

Ng said his office is already prepared and in standby mode for the dissolution.

"Once we receive the royal consent, the dissolution will take off from then onwards," he said.

Although the state elections could even take place some time next month, both Selangor Pakatan Harapan and Barisan Nasional were yet to sort out seat negotiation and distribution matters.

The same goes for the state's Perikatan partners, PAS and Bersatu.

It is said that PAS and Bersatu both want the Gombak Setia seat, which is helmed by Hilman Idham.

Hilman is a Bersatu member, but he had won the seat in 2018 when he was with PKR.

While Bersatu feels that it has incumbency in Gombak Setia, PAS' contention is that it wields great influence in the Gombak district.

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