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 stateâ€™s Menteri Besar post.
â€œDAP and PKR had only submitted one name (PKR president) Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as a Selangor Menteri Besar candidate.
â€œThe Sultan of Selangor is extremely disappointed with DAP and PKR for not abiding to His Royal Highnessâ€™ decree he made on Aug 27.
â€œDAP and PKRâ€™s actions showed their insolence towards the royal institution and also an act of treason (derhaka) towards the Sultan of Selangor,â€ said a statement issued by the Sultanâ€™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 Palaceâ€™s convention that had been practised.
â€œThis 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.
â€œThese are important to guarantee the state governmentâ€™s smooth administration, to ensure the harmony of the people of Selangor,â€ he said.
Munir said the Sultan would scrutinise each name before deciding.
â€œThe 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.â€MYNEWSHUB/NST