KUALA LUMPUR: Selangor Mentri Besar Azmin Ali will meet with the Selangor Sultan to brief him on the situation within the state following the dissolution of Pakatan Rakyat.
“I was told that saudara Azmin will brief the Sultan in due course. Dalam masa terdekat (soon),” PKR secretary-general Rafizi Ramli said outside Parliament on Thursday.
Admitting that both the Selangor and Penang state governments cannot be set up by one party alone, Rafizi explained that PKR had considered the issue of the two state governments before releasing yesterday’s statement on the party’s position post-PR.
“In Penang, DAP has 19 seats – short of one to form a government. Because of that, we had to ensure that there was support for the Penang Chief Minister. We were informed that the Chief Minister will continue to receive that support because PKR still holds ten seats. So, with the support of PKR, there exists a mxed government (kerajaan campuran) and that is not a problem,” said the Pandan MP.
“Likewise in Selangor, we have 15 seats for PAS, 15 DAP and 13 PKR. That it why we had to ensure that even though Pakatan Rakyat is dissolved at the national level, it will not effect the support of Selangor MPs from DAP and PAS to Azmin as Mentri Besar. So stability in Penang and Selangor is not affected and the issue does not arise,” he said.
Rafizi added that PKR had contacted Selangor DAP and PAS representatived and they had confirmed their support for Azmin.
“PKR has taken a position to accept the reality and it is better to move forward and try to forge a new allience as we have secured a confirmation that the support for Azmin’s leadership in Selangor is not at all affected by the decision to dissolve PR,” he said.