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By Syed Akbar Ali
I have become the subject of criticism and threats, especially over the past week. And information I have received says that one superdunggu has been tasked to “watch” me. Considering that these are powerful people, I really have no one to turn to except Allah and to you folks – my Blog readers.
Article 55 (1) of the Selangor constitution appears to give the Menteri Besar – who heads the state exco – some room to maneuver as to whom he may appoint to provide counsel to the ruler.
It looks like Khalid even can set up a special advisory committee (“body of persons”) in the interim to act under his authority to presently advise the Sultan.
My thanks to a commenter @ 2014/08/11 at 5:09 pm for his leads on why Khalid Ibrahim’s position can be supported by the Selangor constitution.
Article 53(2)(b) of the Selangor constitution
Khalid’s state government needs only to have a minimum four excos.
As long as the PAS Aduns stay put, Khalid’s state government remains legit in law.
UPDATE (5.55pm): Khalid can keep his job according to Selangor constitution
Today’s headline news – Khalid says Sultan says he stays
“if any of his Pakatan Rakyat exco members cannot work with an Independent menteri besar, they may exit the government” – http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/271227
So what will the DAP 3 Amigos – Teng Chang Khim, Ean Yong and Ganapathi Rao – do now?
And of course, DAP’s Madame $peaker too. (more…)
UPDATE (5.52pm): Khalid can keep his job according to Selangor constitution
The idea of an Umno-PAS unity government is nothing new. It was seriously negotiated last time when Hassan Ali was the Selangor PAS commissioner. And in Perak too in 2008.
Below are seven signals why this time, the negotiation is far more serious and likely to succeed. (more…)