Sultan: Power to appoint CM enshrined in state constitution

SHAH ALA, 12 Dec: The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, said that his role was clearly defined in the state constitution and it gave him absolute discretion to pick a Chief Minister whom, in his opinion, could command the support of the majority.

“I could have chosen someone from PAS. But I was thinking of the long term, as well as the fact that there was an understanding that the Selangor CM would be from PKR.


“I was again shocked when PKR objected to Azmin. This rejection is very, very selfish. He is from the same party but they rejected (him) because of self-interest,” he said.

In his royal address during the swearing-in of the state executive council in September, the Sultan voiced his displeasure over PKR’s persistence in the agenda to remove Khalid even during the month of Ramadan.


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