KLANG, 1 Nov: The Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim asked the mass media to stop harping on his relationship with the Vice-President of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), Azmin Ali, on the issue of taking over office.
He described the action as being ‘disgusting’ and asks editors to immediately stop.
Abdul Khalid said that he has no problem if his position as Chief Minister of Selangor is replaced by someone else.
“If the approach (of the supposed clash) is a way to sell newspapers, then such mentality shows that we have reached the level of developed countries,” he said when met at the Deepavali Celebration Opening Ceremony here in Little India yesterday.
Prior to this, there were rumours that Khalid’s performance had declined and the position of Chief Minister will be replaced by a new representative.
Meanwhile, Abdul Khalid also denied that there were Assemblymen who are not satisfied with him in their meeting session on 29 October.
“Not only did I look into every suggestion they raised, but also the long-term effects.
“We need to see the current and future impact if we want to develop Selangor in the next 20 years, not just the current (impact). So the reason for every proposal should be strong,” he said.
Previously, several local media reports have given the impression that Azmin would be leading the state; however the Bukit Antarabangsa Assemblyman and the PKR de facto leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, denied the rumours.