SHAH ALAM, Aug 26 (Bernama) — The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah has postponed accepting the resignation of Tan Sri Abdul Khalid as Selangor menteri besar (MB) until the appointment of a MB has been resolved.
Abdul Khalid said the Selangor Sultan made the decision so as to ensure a smooth state government administration.
“I have informed (the Sultan) that the political dynamics in Selangor have changed and have caused uneasiness among the people. For the sake of continued stability in the state, I have expressed to tuanku my wish to resign as Selangor menteri besar.
“Tuanku took note of my wish and decided to postpone accepting my resignation until the process of appointing a new menteri besar is over,” he told a news conference after an audience with the Selangor Sultan at Istana Bukit Kayangan, here, Tuesday.
Abdul Khalid said in light of this, the Sultan had ordered the leaders in the opposition pact comprising PAS, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) and DAP to propose more than two names from each party as candidates for the menteri besar post.
According to him, this was to make it easier for the Sultan to decide on the most eligible candidate for the post.