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Submitted A Single Candidate,Sultan Of Selangor Lashes Back At PKR,DAP

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah has reprimanded PKR and DAP for submitting only one name as their nominee for the state’s Menteri Besar post.

“DAP and PKR had only submitted one name (PKR president) Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as a Selangor Menteri Besar candidate.

“The Sultan of Selangor is extremely disappointed with DAP and PKR for not abiding to His Royal Highness’ decree he made on Aug 27.

“DAP and PKR’s actions showed their insolence towards the royal institution and also an act of treason (derhaka) towards the Sultan of Selangor,” said a statement issued by the Sultan’s private secretary, Datuk Munir Bani.

In the statement, Munir confirmed that only Pas had submitted three names to the Palace to be considered the post.

It also said that the Sultan had decreed each party in the Pakatan coalition to submit more than two names for the position, and said that it was the Palace’s convention that had been practised.

“This is to allow the Sultan to make a choice as a suitable candidate for the position, by looking not only at the majority support of the state assemblymen, but also in terms of skills, experience, integrity and capabilities.

“These are important to guarantee the state government’s smooth administration, to ensure the harmony of the people of Selangor,” he said.

Munir said the Sultan would scrutinise each name before deciding.

“The power of appointing a menteri besar rests in the hands of the Sultan, hence, His Highness will also look at other state assemblymen from Pakatan which the Sultan feels is qualified and who, to his understanding, holds the majority support of the state assemblymen.”MYNEWSHUB/NST

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