The Chief strikes back, Pt III

MB Selangor Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim portrayed a very pleased refelection after meeting HRH Sultan of Selangor this afternoon, particularly about the discussion about his summary expulsion from PKR on Saturday.

The Malay Mail Online story:

MALAYSIA

Khalid says ‘very satisfied’ after meeting with Selangor Sultan

BY SHAZWAN MUSTAFA KAMAL
AUGUST 11, 2014
A positive Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim (left) emerged from an audience with the Selangor Sultan (right) over the current crisis surrounding his position as mentri besar. — Bernama file pic
A positive Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim (left) emerged from an audience with the Selangor Sultan (right) over the current crisis surrounding his position as mentri besar. — Bernama file pic
KLANG, Aug 11 — A positive Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim emerged today from an audience with the Selangor Sultan over the current crisis surrounding his position as mentri besar, saying he was pleased with the outcome.

The two-hour meeting held at the Istana Alam Shah here involved Khalid, the Selangor ruler as well as the state royal council.

“I am very satisfied,” he told reporters when met outside of the palace here.

But Khalid declined to reveal further details, and is set to announce the result of the meeting a press conference scheduled for 2pm today.

Khalid’s position was thrown into question after he was expelled by PKR’s disciplinary committee on Saturday ostensibly for his open defiance of the party’s decision for him to make way for PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

Observers believe Khalid’s sacking leaves the coalition in a precarious state and will add to worries that snap polls may have to be called to ward off a stalemate.

Khalid’s removal sees PKR’s share of the 56-seat Selangor state assembly dropping to 13 from 14 while allies DAP and PAS have 15 seats each. Umno, the opposition in the state, holds 12.

It is still not known if Khalid will join any other party or will simply become the lone independent assemblyman.

Khalid has 14 days to appeal his expulsion. PKR’s top council will then decide if there are sufficient grounds for an appeal and form a special committee to hear his challenge.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/khalid-says-very-satisfied-after-meeting-with-selangor-sultan#sthash.164CSDAH.dpuf

 

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It is believed that HRH Sultan Selangor agreed for Khalid to continue and serve in the capacity as MB Selangor till the current 13GE term ends, at the maximum June 2018.

If that is true, than Khalid is now an independent with probably 15 PAS ADUNs and 12 UMNO ADUNs willing to back him to remain as MB Selangor in the Selangor State Assembly. With one of two more PKR ADUNs backing him, Khalid has a majority-back Selangor State Government  even though he is an independent.

What is more interesting, would he reshuffle the State Government Exco and remove all those DAP and PKR ADUNs who are clearly against his MB-ship and wanted to ow Anwar’s line of sordid scheme of things to install his wife as MB-Selangor.

The is a glimmer of hope for some UMNO ADUNs coming back as Exc0, which complement Khalid’s Selangor State Government.

Published in: on August 11, 2014 at 14:30  Comments (3)  

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  1. The outcome, as best described by the upcoming meme of an Indian fellow sticking the thumbs up – Cantik Macam Bunga!

  2. […] The “thirteen million plus Ringgit” guy rambles…. […]

  3. Must confess I was not a fan of Khalid but now anything goes to get Pakatoon Rakyat out of Selangor.

    Won’t even mind if BN works with PAS and Khalid to the end of the 5 years after PRU13.

    DAP used to be my numero uno enemy but after this Al Juburi Kajang Move fiasco, the two have equal weight for my enmity.


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