Expert says MB has no power to sack exco |
Selangor Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim does not have the power to sack executive council members with "immediate effect", says law professor Gurdial Singh Nijar.
This, he said, is because the exco members hold their office at the pleasure of the Selangor sultan as stipulated in Article 53(7) of the state constitution.
"First, only the sultan can dismiss the exco members. The menteri besar can recommend, but the recommendation may or may not be accepted.
"Hence the dismissal with immediate effect is not valid in law," he said.