SHAH ALAM: Selangor will not hold snap polls before the Election Commission (EC) carries out its proposed redelineation exercise.
Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali (pic) said this was the collective decision of the state’s exco.
“The exco is not agreeable to having snap elections at this time,” Azmin told reporters after chairing the weekly exco meeting on Wednesday.
The decision to not hold snap polls shoots down the DAP’s view that elections be called in Selangor.
DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang had said that Pakatan Harapan would have to consider snap polls in Selangor following the Election Commission’s constituency redelineation proposal.
This was followed by Selangor DAP chief Tony Pua’s insistence that snap polls be held before the EC exercise takes off.
Azmin said that the state would focus on initiating legal action against the commission.
“The state government will protest against the EC’s actions and the exco will peruse the provisions in the Constitution and focus on initiating legal action,” he said.
The Mentri Besar said he will officially write to the EC requesting for a meeting to obtain an explanation about their basis for the redelineation.
“In the event they fail to meet us within 48 hours, the state government and I want the EC to give us a written explanation on the matter,” he said.
On PKR’s stand, Azmin, who is also the party’s deputy president said its political bureau had met and discussed the matter on Tuesday night.-The Star