Rabu, 24 September 2014



Anwar Ibrahim

Posted: 23 Sep 2014 07:12 PM PDT

Anwar Ibrahim

What Westminster system discretion means

Posted: 22 Sep 2014 10:29 PM PDT


Given what has happened in Selangor, it is perhaps instructive for us to go through the law and practice that regulate the appointment of, as well as the change in, a government.

Both the federal and state levels of government in Malaysia practice the Westminster mode of governance. As some of the states in the federation do not have hereditary monarchs, we actually have some little republics – namely Malacca, Penang, Sabah and Sarawak – within the same system.

Such is indeed an interesting subject for study. That, notwithstanding the powers given to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the rulers and the Yang di-Pertua Negeri, when it comes to appointing government, are actually the same.

For one thing such power is a creation of the Federal Constitution. Unlike the power pertaining to religion, for example. It is of course found in the constitution, but its origin is not from the Westminster convention.

As far as the power to appoint the government is concerned, it is the Westminster convention and practice that stand as the benchmark.

Indeed, this was the formula left behind by the Reid Commission. Such is also the case with the so-called discretion to dissolve the House. What is crucial here is that these powers should not be understood literally, unlike the notion of discretion in ordinary legislation. It goes without saying that the concept of discretion in the constitutional sense is quite different.

To argue otherwise would virtually render elections unnecessary. Such would also run counter to the principle of responsible government that is central in the parliamentary system like ours.

It also goes, within saying, that it is also within this framework that we have to discern the idea of constitutional monarchy.

As far as the rulers are concerned their power to appoint a menteri besar is different from the one they had in the constitutions framed under the Federation of Malaya Agreement 1948, under which they could just appoint anyone they pleased.

Under such a legal regime, the mentri besar appointed essentially holds office at the pleasure of the ruler concerned.

Then came constitutional monarchy

The position ceased to exist immediately after the constitutional monarchy came into being in 1959, the year the post-independence general election was held.

The notion of discretion on the part of the palace, as well as the power to dissolve the House, has to be understood within the framework of the parliamentary system, for which the prototype is the United Kingdom. Reference, the commission recommended, may also be made to other Commonwealth jurisdictions.

Having said that the law on the matter, whatever the provisions of the constitution say, is essentially this: that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the rulers and the Yang di-Pertua Negeri, have no say when there is a majority in the House and that majority group has indicated in whom their support for the head of government lies.

Their job in these situations is just to hand over the letter of appointment to the member of the House concerned. Sultan Azlan Shah of Perak (1984-2014, right) summed up the role of the palace here as merely "giving constitutional endorsement to the decision of the party in power".

To say otherwise would run counter to the one provision that exists in all the federal or state constitutions: that the head of government – namely the prime minister, the menteri besar or the chief minister – does not hold office at the pleasure of the head of state.

This is the provision that stands as the pillar for the concept of responsible government in the cabinet system; something that differentiates the British system from the American one.

It was the adherence to the essence of the Westminster system that explained the reason why Queen Elizabeth II stayed in the background when Conservative leader David Cameron (left) and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg negotiated the terms for a coalition government after the 2010 British general election, where no party held an absolute majority to form the new government.

And as soon as the two parties agreed to their terms, the Queen just sent for the Conservative leader to form the government, upon which the caretaker government led by the outgoing Prime Minister Gordon Brown ceased to exist.

This incident was particularly significant for, at least from the perspective of the Malaysian constitution, as it could have revived her prerogative powers. But such was the discernment and tact the British Sovereign had; something that explained why she has often been said as "never put her foot wrong".

It must be pointed out that, from the point of the palace as a constitutional monarch, it is unconstitutional for him to ignore the majority and to start screening the "candidates".

Job of palace in a clear majority

A constitutional monarch has a crucial role to protect the constitution, but in order to do that he must not allow himself to be dragged into the mud. A monarch that is no longer seen as reigning above party politics would not be able to play the role of the father figure assumed by monarchs such as King Bhumipol Adulyadej of Thailand.

In situations where there is a clear cut majority and one of them has already been named as the head of the government, the job of the palace is just to appoint that person.

In the words of Sultan Nazrin Shah of Perak, "(The Yang di-Pertuan Agong) appoints (and does not select) the Prime Minister. Correspondingly the Rulers at the state level appoint (the Menteri Besar)."

It was said that there was a certain amount of apprehension, given the personality of Labour leader who won the post-War general election in Britain. But somehow, the then British Sovereign – King George VI – set aside his personal feelings and chose to follow democratic dictates.

Similar patterns of ceremonies have prevailed in Malaysia at the federal level and these are indeed an overwhelming evidence of how the law is understood and practised in the country.

Thus it was not a mere coincidence that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong chose to stay aloof over the transfer of power between Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra and Abdul Razak Hussein in 1970.

As the former head of judiciary  Raja Azlan Shah said, His Majesty was just giving a constitutional approval for the decision made by Umno leaders. Another round of ritual was put on display when Razak died and his deputy Hussein Onn filled the shoes left by him.

Whatever happened between Hussein Onn and Dr Mahathir Mohamad in 1981 the National Palace did not interfere and it just, as a matter of ritual, handed over the appointment letter to the Mahathir as the new prime minister.

And when Mahathir's turn came in 2003, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong did not stand the in the way: his successor Abdullah Ahmad Badawi came and collected the letter of appointment without any fuss. The same thing took place when Umno decided that Najib Razak should take over from Abdullah in 2009.

Similar patterns of events took place at the state levels, where the heads of state merely put into effect what has been decided by the majority party in the state assemblies. This year, two such incidents took place: in Sarawak in April and then in Terengganu in May.

Palace merely stamped majority decisions

It was apparent that in all those instances, the palace merely presided a formal ceremony that gave the decision made by the majority party a stamp of constitutional approval.

And this should have also been the case in Selangor in 2014, when PKR decided to sack Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim. Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who has put up 30 signed declarations of support in her favour, should have been allowed to go through the rituals that took place at federal level, as elaborated above.

It is perhaps worth mentioning one incident involving former prime minister Razak Hussein and Sultan Idris Shah of Perak after the 1974 general election. Razak insisted on the appointment of one Ghazali Jawi as the state menteri besar, something that he knew was unacceptable to the ruler.

As it happened, Razak persisted and, amazingly enough, the latter relented. In Selangor too the appointments of governments have been plain sailing in the foregoing years.

In fact, when Abu Hassan Omar was submitted as the menteri besar designate to replace Muhammad Muhammad Taib, who had to resign in 1997, the Abu Hassan was not even a member of Selangor State ssembly: he was still a minister in the Mahathir administration.

Later, when the more experienced Abu Hassan but was said to be uncooperative in the acquisition of Putrajaya, Umno replaced him with a rookie, the unknown Dr Mohd Khir Toyo. On both occasions the Selangor palace could have put up some constitutional questions – but it somehow it chose to go by the Umno decisions.

As such, what has happened since early August, including the snub on Anwar's request to have an audience on Aug 10, was rather puzzling. And more so when the palace secretary made it clear last week that it was a practice for the p[rime minister to be given an audience to present the candidate for the menteri besar’s office.

Appointment given based on party position

It must be pointed out that the audience granted to the prime minister was on the basis of his position as party leader, not as the head of the federal government. Therefore, constitutionally speaking, similar treatment should have been accorded to Anwar as leader of the Pakatan Rakyat, the majority party in the Selangor State Legislature.

Admittedly, there could be situations where the monarch, even as constitutional monarch, might assume a proactive role. Not to pursue personal interests, but to protect democracy and constitutionally.

This was the background for my answer to those who cited the refusal of the Sultan Terengganu to abide by the majority rule in 2008 to justify what happened in Selangor in 2014.

I have admitted, however, that the ruler was in no doubt wrong on the appointment rule, but he might be entitled to be given the benefit of the doubt given the character of the incumbent, the candidate submitted by Umno for the post of menteri besar.

The same could be said with regard to the Perlis case. In fact, here, the ruler might even be saved by the appointment rules themselves. The ruler of Perlis, to my mind, has a stronger ground to ignore the name submitted by Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, the then Umno president.

However, having said that, it must be admitted that those deviations must not stand as the standard rule; it has to be treated as a mere exception and this only applies when the system has yet to become fully democratic and transparent.

One has to admit that given the lack of institutional support in Malaysia, there are times when we have to rely on the palace to do the unthinkable: to prevent the corrupt and autocratic candidates from assuming the post. However, it has to be said that Wan Azizah does not fall into this category.

In any case the palace should have granted Anwar a hearing, should it have reservations about her. This was what the ruler of Perak did in 1974, though Razak went on to insist on his choice.

Speaking with the benefit of hindsight, it may be said now that given that Tunku Abdul Rahman did not take the move to unseat him lying down, the National Palace could have delayed the replacement process.

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the outgoing premier argued then, queried the need to impose emergency. In fact, more questions can be asked now: such as, why the deputy and not the prime minister himself, who presented the advice to declare emergency?

Whatever the answers to these questions, it has to be stated that there were two different Yang di-Pertuan Agong at that point of time. The one who declared the emergency was the Sultan of Terengganu, while the one presiding the change of prime minister was the Sultan of Kedah, who, incidentally, is now serving as the head of the federation for the second time.

Back to Selangor, it is really disturbing to see certain quarters putting up banners and organising rallies supporting the palace for reasons that may not be constitutional.

The more so when this is led by characters such as the Selangor Umno strongman Noh Omar. Does he not realise that it was Umno, after losing Kelantan in the 1990 general election, that once demanded that the rulers' power to appoint the menteri besar be abolished?


Posted: 23 Sep 2014 11:47 AM PDT



Posted: 22 Sep 2014 10:57 PM PDT

KLANG: Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Bukit Antarabangsa, Mohamed Azmin Ali sebentar tadi mengangkat sumpah sebagai Menteri Besar Selangor ke-15.

Istiadat Angkat Sumpah Jawatan dan Ikrar Aku Janji berlangsung di hadapan Sultan Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah di Istana Alam Shah, Klang pada jam 10. 41 pagi.

Mohamed Azmin, 50, turut melafazkan ikrar "Aku Janji" merangkumi 10 perkara yang perlu beliau penuhi dan patuhi dalam tempoh memegang jawatan menteri besar.

Antara Aku Janji itu ialah memelihara dan menjunjung prinsip Rukun Negara, memastikan agama Islam tidak diganggu gugat, mempertahankan institusi raja, memastikan hak orang Melayu terpelihara, menjaga hak sah kaum lain serta mendahulukan rakyat.

Turut hadir, ADUN Sijangkang Dr Ahmad Yunus Hairi; ADUN Selat Klang, Dr Halimah Ali; Speaker DUN Selangor, Hannah Yeoh; ADUN Chempaka, Iskandar Abdul Samad dan ADUN Sabak, Sallehin Mukhyi.

Bagaimanapun, kebanyakan ADUN daripada DAP dan PKR tidak kelihatan dalam upacara istiadat berkenaan.

Kawalan keselamatan di Istana Alam Shah di sini juga lebih ketat berbanding sebelum ini dengan sesiapa yang tidak tersenarai sebagai jemputan atau petugas media yang tidak berdaftar dengan Istana Selangor tidak dibenarkan masuk ke kawasan istana berkenaan.

Mohamed Azmin yang juga Ahli Parlimen Gombak dilantik ke jawatan berkenaan selepas Sultan Selangor memberi perkenan memilih nama beliau daripada beberapa nama yang dihantar kepada Baginda, awal bulan lalu.

Krisis Menteri Besar Selangor berlarutan sejak awal tahun ini apabila PKR mengumumkan Langkah Kajang bagi menggantikan Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim dengan Ketua Pembangkang, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Bagaimanapun, berikutan keputusan mahkamah pada 7 Mac lalu yang mendapati Anwar bersalah dalam kes liwat 2, Datin Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail dicalonkan untuk mengisi jawatan itu.

Namun, selepas hampir dua bulan PKR cuba 'mendesak' Sultan menerima Timbalan Presiden PKR itu sebagai Menteri Besar, semalam, Istana Selangor mengutuskan surat kepada Mohamed Azmin mengesahkan pelantikan beliau sebagai Menteri Besar Selangor yang baharu.

Selesai istiadat mengangkat sumpah di sini, Mohamed Azmin dijadual mengadakan kenduri kesyukuran di kediaman ibunya di Kampung Klang Gate Baru, Kuala Lumpur bermula jam 12.30 tengah hari ini.


Posted: 23 Sep 2014 11:06 AM PDT


Azmin akan manfaatkan rizab tunai RM3 bilion

Posted: 23 Sep 2014 01:15 AM PDT

Dalam ucapan sulungnya selepas dilantik sebagai menteri besar Selangor yang baharu, Azmin Ali berikrar untuk memanfaatkan rizab tunai RM3 bilion dalam perbendaharaan negeri Selangor untuk "manfaat rakyat Selangor".

Menurut Azmin, beliau tidak mahu rizab itu kekal di atas kertas semata-mata.

"Setiap sen dana negeri Selangor adalah milik rakyat dan bukan milik pemimpin.

"Cara saya dana itu bukan di atas kertas tetapi diterjemahkan kepada program yang dapat memberi manfaat kepada rakyat Selangor," katanya dalam ucapan di hadapan rumah ibunya di Kampung Klang Gate Baru, Hulu Kelang, tengah hari ini.

Dalam ucapan sama, Azmin berikrar untuk menjalankan tugas secara turun padang dengan mendekati sendiri masalah penduduk Selangor.

"Banyak kerja yang tertangguh selama dua bulan ini.

"Cara kerja saya bukan dengan tie (tali leher) dan kot tetapi dengan lengan pendek dan seluar panjang... turun ke daerah untuk mendengar sendiri masalah rakyat dan selesaikan semuanya," katanya.

Terus masuk pejabat

Beliau memaklumkan orang ramai yang beliau akan terus ke pejabat menteri besar pada petang ini juga untuk membincangkan pelantikan exco yang akan diumumkan pada hari Jumaat ini.

"Saya juga akan masuk ke pejabat petang ini untuk berbincang tentang barisan exco yang baru," katanya.

Beliau turut berhasrat meningkatkan imej penjawat-penjawat awam Selangor untuk lebih dikenali sebagai penjawat awam yang cekap apabila bekerja dalam satu pasukan.

"Saya akan mengangkat martabat penjawat awam di negeri Selangor sebagai pasukan yang boleh menjalankan tanggungjawab secara kolektif," katanya dalam ucapan di hadapan kira-kira 300 orang hadirin.

Hadirin yang hadir rata-ratanya kelihatan ceria walaupun cuaca panas terik.

Mereka menghadiri kenduri kesyukuran yang diadakan di perkarangan rumah ibu Azmin, Che Tom Yahya di Kampung Klang Gate Baru, Ulu Klang.

Terdahulu, beliau berikrar untuk terus melaksanakan tanggungjawabnya sebagai menteri besar baru dalam mengekalkan keharmonian di Selangor bermula hari ini.

Imamkan 300 orang

Beliau berkata demikian dalam ucapan ringkas selepas mengimamkan solat Zuhur berjemaah di masjid berhampiran rumah ibunya, Masjid Kampung Klang Gate Baru, Hulu Kelang pada jam 1.25 tengah hari tadi.

"Amanah ini bukan satu keistimewaan tetapi tanggungjawab yang cukup besar untuk mengangkat martabat orang Melayu-Islam khususnya.

"Saya harap dengan dokongan tuan-tuan saya dapat jalankan tanggungjawab ini dengan jujur dan ikhlas kerana akhirnya saya perlu menjawab pada Allah Taala.

"Jadi saya berharap sekarang adalah waktu untuk kita mula bekerja.

"Saya juga telah menerima akujanji dengan Tuanku Sultan Selangor untuk menjaga keharmonian di negeri ini," katanya dalam ucapan tersebut di hadapan kira-kira 300 orang menyertai solat Zuhur berjemaah diimamkan Azmin.

Satu kenduri kesyukuran menyambut pelantikan Azmin sebagai MB akan berlangsung pada bermula jam 2.30 petang ini di kediaman ibunya di kampung yang sama.

Azmin mengangkat sumpah sebagai MB baharu menggantikan Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim di Istana Alam Shah Klang, pagi tadi

Istana perjelas sebab Azmin dipilih MB baru

Posted: 23 Sep 2014 01:13 AM PDT

Istana Selangor menjelaskan bahawa kelewatan pelantikan menteri besar Selangor adalah disebabkan pergolakan dalaman PKR dan ketidaksefahaman parti dalam Pakatan Rakyat dalam pencalonan menteri besar.

Dalam satu kenyataan hari ini, Setiausaha Sulit Sultan Selangor, Datuk Munir Bani berkata, keengganan DAP dan PKR mematuhi arahan Istana pada 27 Ogos untuk mencalonkan lebih dua nama, menyulitkan lagi tindakan Sultan sehingga terpaksa meneliti calon lain dalam parti itu yang tidak dicalonkan.

Menurutnya, Azmin dipilih kerana Sultan mempertimbangkan konsensus Pakatan Rakyat mengenai kerusi menteri besar di Selangor dan percaya beliau pilihan terbaik untuk mendapat sokongan semua parti.

"Baginda mengambil maklum bahawa kerajaan negeri Selangor dibentuk melalui kesepakatan tiga komponen parti PAS, PKR dan DAP.

"Baginda juga mengambil maklum kesefahaman di antara tiga parti tersebut bahawa menteri besar Selangor perlu dilantik di kalangan ADUN PKR untuk mendapatkan kepercayaan majoriti dan sokongan dari parti-parti Pakatan Rakyat di Dewan Negeri Selangor," katanya.

Kenyataan tersebut juga menyatakan Azmin, yang dilahirkan di Singapura telah bermastautin dan dibesarkan di Hulu Kelang, Gombak sejak tahun 1968.

Azmin mendapat surat lantikan dari Istana semalam untuk menggantikan Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, menyelesaikan tanda tanya siapa bakal menerajui negeri terkaya di Malaysia ini.

PKR dan DAP semalam turut sebulat suara menyokong Azmin memberikan sokongan majoriti kepada beliau.

Kedua parti itu sebelum ini hanya menghantar satu nama iaitu presiden PKR Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail sehingga ditegur oleh Istana yang mahukan lebih dari dua nama dari setiap parti.
PAS pula telah menyatakan akan mengikut pilihan dari Sultan Selangor.

Bagaimanapun Munir tidak memberikan sebab mengapa Wan Azizah ditolak.

Beliau dalam kenyataan sama turut menyanggah kenyataan yang mendakwa Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Syah telah mencampuri pentadbiran kerajaan negeri termasuk pelantikan menteri besar Selangor.

"Untuk makluman umum, ingin dijelaskan sekali lagi bahawa Sultan Selangor tidak pernah mencampuri urusan pentadbiran kerajaan negeri selain dari menasihati Datuk Menteri Besar Selangor.

"Di dalam urusan pelantikan menteri besar, Sultan Selangor hanya bertindak menurut budi bicara baginda sebagaimana yang diperuntukkan di dalam Undang-undang Tubuh Kerajaan Selangor 1959," kata beliau

Azmin mahu perkukuh Selangor sebagai negeri maju, harmoni & bersatu padu

Posted: 23 Sep 2014 01:10 AM PDT

KUALA LUMPUR 23 SEPT: Menteri Besar Selangor yang baharu, Mohamed Azmin Ali berjanji akan menggalas amanah ini dengan penuh tanggungjawab, jujur dan berintegriti untuk memperkukuhkan Selangor sebagai negeri maju, harmoni serta bersatu-padu.
Azmin Ali
"Pentadbiran Kerajaan Negeri Selangor akan melaksanakan konsep Negeri Pembangunan atau developmental state berlandaskan amalan tata kelola yang baik, ketelusan dan kebertanggungjawaban," kata Azmin dalam kenyataan pertama beliau selepas mengangkat sumpah jawatan itu pagi tadi.

Tambahnya, beliau juga akan mendukung institusi demokrasi berparlimen dan Raja Berperlembagaan.
"Saya bersyukur ke hadrat Allah SWT di atas perlantikan ini dan saya menjunjung kasih di atas perkenan Tuanku Sultan melantik saya sebagai Datuk Menteri Besar," kata Azmin lagi.
Beliau turut menghargai sokongan dan laluan yang diberikan Presiden KEADILAN termasuk dokongan daripada 15 Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) DAP dan Pakatan Rakyat.
"Saya mengambil kesempatan ini untuk merakamkan terima kasih kepada Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, Presiden KEADILAN dan Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Ketua Umum KEADILAN serta seluruh Ahli Majlis Pimpinan Pusat (MPP) dan Adun Selangor atas kepercayaan serta sokongan untuk saya menerajui Selangor," kata Azmin.
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MB Selangor: Exco baharu angkat sumpah Jumaat ini

Posted: 23 Sep 2014 01:09 AM PDT

KUALA LUMPUR 23 SEPT: Exco Kerajaan Selangor yang baharu akan majlis angkat sumpah di hadapan Sultan Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah pada Jumaat ini.
Menteri Besar, Mohamed Azmin Ali berkata, perbincangan mengenai pemilihan Exco akan dimulakan petang ini dan dijangka dapat diputuskan selewat-lewatnya pada Khamis.
Azmin Ali
"Kita akan ada perbincangan petang ini untuk lihat komposisi Exco. Saya akan segerakan kerana Tuanku menitahkan perkara ini agar dapat diselesai segera.

"Proses perbincangan belum bermula dan kita akan maklumkan. Istiadat angkat sumpah exco negeri akan diadakan Jumaat ini dan keputusan tertakluk kepada perbincangan," kata Azmin pada sidang media selepas majlis mengangkat sumpah Menteri Besar di Istana Alam Shah di Klang, hari ini.
Menurut Azmin, perbincangan bersama pemimpin komponen Pakatan Rakyat itu nanti turut merangkumi kedudukan empat Exco daripada PAS sedia ada.
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Azmin angkat sumpah MB baharu Selangor

Posted: 23 Sep 2014 01:08 AM PDT

KLANG 23 SEPT: Timbalan Presiden KEADILAN, Mohamed Azmin Ali mengangkat sumpah sebagai Menteri Besar Selangor ke-15 di Istana Alam Shah, Klang pada jam 10.50 pagi ini.
Azmin Ali
Istiadat Angkat Sumpah Jawatan dan Ikrar Aku Janji itu berlangsung di hadapan Sultan Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.

Azmin yang berbaju Melayu hitam serta bertanjak sambil memegang lembing Sang Buana turut melafazkan ikrar 10 aku janji.
Beliau kemudiannya menandatangani surat cara perlantikan jawatan Menteri Besar sambil disaksikan Hakim Mahkamah Tinggi Shah Alam, Datuk Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah.
Azmin yang juga Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) Bukit Antarabangsa menerima surat perlantikan yang ditandatangani Setiausaha Sulit Sultan Selangor, Datuk Mohamad Munir Bani, petang semalam.
KEADILAN dan DAP semalam turut sebulat suara menyokong perlantikan Azmin dengan memberikan sokongan majoriti kepada beliau.
Kedua-dua parti komponen Pakatan Rakyat itu sebelum ini hanya menghantar satu nama calon iaitu Presiden KEADILAN, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
Ekoran itu, Wan Azizah dalam kenyataan menyatakan, beliau menerima dengan hati terbuka perlantikan Azmin sekaligus menarik diri dari pencalonan dan mencadangkan kepada Majlis Pimpinan Pusat (MPP) KEADILAN agar Azmin diangkat sebagai calon Menteri Besar Selangor.
MPP yang bermesyuarat pada semalam juga sebulat suara bersetuju dengan cadangan itu.
Menurut Wan Azizah, keputusan tersebut demi kepentingan rakyat atas kesedaran bahawa krisis ini perlu diselesaikan secepat mungkin.
"Saya yakin bahawa KEADILAN telah kekal mempertahankan prinsip demokrasi Raja Berpelembagaan. Walaupun proses perlantikan ini pada hemat saya tidak menepati peruntukan Undang-undang Tubuh Negeri Selangor, saya percaya tumpuan perlu dikembalikan kepada usaha membela rakyat di Selangor," katanya.
Munir dalam kenyataan hari ini berkata, Azmin dipilih kerana Sultan mempertimbangkan konsensus Pakatan Rakyat mengenai kerusi Menteri Besar di Selangor dan percaya beliau pilihan terbaik untuk mendapat sokongan semua parti.
PAS pula menyatakan akan mengikut  calon pilihan dari Sultan Selangor.
Azmin mengambil alih jawatan Menteri Besar Selangor daripada Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim yang memegang jawatan itu lebih enam tahun bermula 2008.
Turut hadir, isteri Azmin, Shamsidar Taharin, Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri, Datuk Mohammed Khusrin Munawi dan empat Exco PAS iaitu Dr Halimah Ali, Iskandar Samad, Dr Yunus Hairi, Sallehen Mukhyi serta Speaker Selangor, Hannah Yeoh.
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Azmin Ali dilantik sebagai MB Selangor baharu

Posted: 23 Sep 2014 01:07 AM PDT

SHAH ALAM 22 SEPT: Timbalan Presiden KEADILAN, Mohamed Azmin Ali dilantik sebagai Menteri Besar Selangor yang baharu berkuatkuasa 23 September 2014.
Azmin Ali MB
Pelantikan itu mendapat perkenan Sultan Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.

Azmin yang juga Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) Bukit Antarabangsa menerima surat pelantikan yang ditandatangani Setiausaha Sulit Sultan Selangor, Datuk Mohamad Munir Bani, petang tadi.
Menurut surat itu, majlis angkat sumpah akan diadakan di Istana Alam Shah, Klang pada pukul 10.30 pagi esok.
"Sukacita dimaklumkan bahawa Sultan Selangor telah berkenan melantik YB (Yang Berhormat) tuan untuk menjawat jawatan Menteri Besar Selangor berkuat kuasa 23 September (Selasa).
"Sehubungan itu, YB diminta hadir ke istiadat angkat sumpah jawatan dan ikrar aku janji serta pengurniaan surat cara pelantikan Yang Amat Berhormat Menteri Besar Selangor,"
"Kerjasama pihak YB dalam menyempurnakan perkara Sultan Selangor amat dihargai dan diucapkan terima kasih," jelas surat berkenaan.
Pelantikan Azmin sebagai Menteri Besar Selangor yang baharu sekaligus menamatkan spekulasi pengganti Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.

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