SHAH ALAM – The new Selangor Menteri Besar may be appointed after Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said the Selangor Pakatan Harapan would meet next week to discuss about several potential candidates before submitting a name to the Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.
“Once we have discussed and decided on the candidate, we will submit the name to His Majesty for consent, probably it will all be done after Aidilfitri,” he told reporters at the Sultan of Selangor’s Iftar programme with the staff of Universiti Teknologi Mara here today.
A new Menteri Besar of Selangor has to be appointed after Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah consented to Mohamed Azmin assuming the post of Minister of Economic Affairs.
However, Mohamed Azmin had to remain as the Menteri Besar for the time being, until an orderly transfer of power to his successor was completed.
Meanwhile, when asked about the development of the Langat 2 Water Treatment Plant (LRA2) project, he said his ministry would provide ministerial papers to be tabled to the Cabinet later.
He said it was for the Cabinet to review the decision to start the plant’s operation which was put on hold during the previous federal government’s administration under Barisan Nasional.
“LRA2 has long been completed and I have attended a briefing on it this morning and decided to prepare the ministerial papers so that this matter will be reconsidered at Cabinet level. I am confident that the PH government will allow LRA2 to operate immediately,” he said.
Also present at the Iftar programme were Tengku Permaisuri of Selangor, Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin and the Raja Muda of Selangor, Tengku Amir Shah. – BERNAMA