PORT KLANG, 27 Jan: The Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, urged the media to be more responsible in publishing news and to not be dependent on speculations that can affect various parties.
Abdul Khalid said that there is no change for the position of the Chief Minister of Selangor as claimed by the MCA-owned newspaper, The Star, today.
“The press should be more responsible because anything that a Chief Minister wants to do on the job, he must consult with the Sultan.
“He (Chief Minister) cannot ignore the Raja (King) institution. That is why I have had no discussions on this matter.
“I hope that this issue can be in order because the Istana (Castle) Institution will ask why the Chief Minister is making statements or speculations.
“The really is none (change in Chief Minister). What there is, is a discussion on the development of Selangor, but does not include the change in the Chief Minister position,” said Abdul Khalid.
He said this when met by the media after the distributing of oranges, in conjunction with the Port Klang State Legislative Assembly (DUN) Chinese New Year celebration.
He explained that political leaders also need to be careful in giving comments because their actions will have an impact on the party’s work and credibility reputation.
Abdul Khalid said that any new appointment has to be carried out with the proper process, and the most important thing is to get consent from DYMM the Sultan of Selangor.
“The media should be more responsible. The appointment of Chief Minister has to go through the proper process and most importantly, receive consent from DYMM the Sultan,” said Abdul Khalid.
Earlier, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim denied media reports claiming that he will be taking over as the Chief Minister of Selangor from Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.
He said that the report by the MCA-owned newspaper, The Star, is only speculation since it has been the talk since before.
Anwar also denied meeting with Abdul Khalid to discuss the transition in position.