MB Selangor Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim responded to the PKR Disciplinary Board Chairman Dato’ Dr Tan Kee Kwong’s letter, with a letter from his lawyer Edmund Bon.
Mr New Sin Yew of Bon Associates questions the PKR Disciplinary Board on which provisions and part of any article within the party constitution that Khalid as a member has violated and the complain against him is based on.
As the plot thickens, the MB-ship impasse gets more chronic.
MB Selangor Tan Sri Khalid has been sacked from PKR. The PKR Central Leadership Council unanimously made the decision earlier this evening.
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Published: Saturday August 9, 2014 MYT 5:57:00 PM
Updated: Saturday August 9, 2014 MYT 8:26:35 PM
Khalid Ibrahim expelled from PKR
BY AKIL YUNUS
PETALING JAYA: PKR has expelled Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim from the party after his continued refusal to relinquish his Selangor Mentri Besar post.
The decision comes after The Selangor Mentri Besar refused to turn up to face a disciplinary hearing, following an order to do so latest by noon Saturday from PKR disciplinary committee chairman Datuk Dr Tan Kee Kwong.
Dr Tan told a packed news conference that the party’s central leadership, which had convened earlier to discuss Khalid’s fate, unanimously decided that the MB was expelled effective immediately for what was considered “open defiance” to party orders.
He said Khalid had failed to adhere to the decision made by the central leadership on July 21 that he should relinquish his MB post to make way for party president Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to take over.
“Having taken into consideration Khalid’s reply to the show-cause letter issued to him, we feel that he is no longer abiding by party decisions and as such, can no longer be part of the party.
“Khalid had defied decisions by the Pakatan Rakyat presidential council on several state issues and failed to provide timely explanations to these issues,” Dr Tan said.
Issues included the discussion on the Langat 2 project, which Pakatan leaders wanted to delay, the restructuring of the state’s water industry and the construction of the Kinrara-Damansara Expressway (Kidex).
The party said that Khalid had also failed to explain a RM67mil Bank Islam debt that was settled out of court.
However, Dr Tan said Khalid had 14 days to appeal the decision.
“If he chooses to appeal, then a separate committee will be formed to look into the matter,” he said.
Tan Sri Khalid twitted that he was not given a fair chance of the explanation on his violation of party’s constitution and the charge against him is defective. He also added PKR’s top leadership to remove him as party member as an attempt from his post as MB Selangor is unlawful.
He also said that he is answerable to HRH Sultan of Selangor and would sought an audience with HRH and listen to his views on the current MBship impasse, which currently is a political plague in Selangor.
Khalid would legally remain as MB Selangor till he is dismissed by HRH Sultan of Selangor or the majority of the ADUNs in the Selangor State Assembly voted for no confidence on him.
PAS as a party is going with leaders’ (Party President Dato Hj Hadi Awang and Ulama’ Council Head Dato’ Nik Aziz Nik Mat) stance to support Khalid as MB Selangor, which means there are 15 ADUNs with him. On the other hand, DAP which has 15 ADUNs in Selangor State Assembly wanted him out. It is unsure how many of the 14 PKR ADUNs are willing to be with Khalid, for him to continue.
Unless this impasse has been solved through proper legal means, Khalid vowed to continue his job and serve the rakyat of Selangor.