KUALA TERENGGANU – PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang has conveyed his congratulations to Mohamed Azmin Ali on his appointment as the new menteri besar of Selangor today.
He said he hoped that the Bukit Antarabangsa state assemblyman would discharge his duties well in keeping with the confidence placed in him by the Sultan of Selangor.
“Congratulations to Azmin who has been appointed the menteri besar of Selangor. The political crisis in Selangor has been resolved amicably,” he told reporters when approached after the meeting of the Terengganu state legislative assembly here.
Abdul Hadi said PAS would remain in the Pakatan Rakyat pact, which also includes PKR and DAP, and that the party was not disappointed with the rejection of its nominees for the post of menteri besar as PAS did not desire the post in the first place.
Asked about the majority of the Pakatan Rakyat assemblymen who had wanted PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to be the menteri besar, he said the sultan’s decision took precedence in the matter.
Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Razif Abdul Rahman, in addressing the state legislative assembly meeting, extended congratulations to Mohamed Azmin on his appointment.
Mohamed Azmin, 50, was sworn in as the 15th menteri besar of Selangor before the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, at the Istana Alam Shah in Klang today.
He succeeds Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim who had held the post for more than six years since 2008. – BERNAMA