Khalid’s clinging on as Selangor MB although he has lost majority support in State Assembly different and separate from his expulsion by PKR as member and the two issues should not be linked at all


Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim has put himself beyond the pale of an honest, decent, principled and respected Pakatan Rakyat political leader when he is prepared to join forces with the darkest forces in the country which would not spare any scruples to destroy the people’s aspirations for change when he enlisted the support of the Registrar of Societies by filing a complaint over the manner of his sacking, threatening the deregistration of PKR.

However, Khalid’s clinging on as Selangor Mentri Besar although he has lost majority support in the Selangor State Assembly is different and separate from his expulsion as member of PKR and these two issues should not be linked at all.

Khalid is entitled to exhaust all avenues and resources with his team of lawyers and advisers to challenge his expulsion from PKR, whether through the party processes or the courts but he has crossed the Rubicorn when he initiated an action which could lead to the deregistration of PKR.

I can understand and share the outrage of the Bersih chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah at her “disgust” over such an action.

Be that as it may, the issue of Khalid’s expulsion from the PKR, whether it is valid or otherwise, is totally unconnected to the issue of the Selangor Mentri Besar – which is whether Khalid has lost the majority support in the Selangor State Assembly.

Surely, no one is suggesting that even if Khalid is reinstated as a PKR member, he would be able to restore majority support in the Selangor State Assembly.

Immediately after Khalid’s expulsion from PKR on August 9, there was no moment in the past eight days that Khalid had ever commanded the majority support in the Selangor State Assembly.

Khalid has been throwing up a lot of red herrings, as in claiming that there is no Pakatan Rakyat Selangor state government after he had spoken and acted in the name of the PR Selangor State Government both inside and outside the Selangor State Assembly in the past six years or that it would be inconsistent for Pakatan Rakyat to use statutory declarations (SDs) to oust Khalid as Mentri Besar when PR was the one opposing to such a move when BN took over Perak in 2009.

But why is Khalid falsely and dishonestly claiming to have majority support in the State Assembly when it is clear since his expulsion from PKR on August 9 that he had lost such majority support, why has he misled the Selangor Sultan on August 11 that he still commanded such majority and finally, why is he not prepared to convene an emergency meeting of the State Assembly for a vote on a confidence motion to be taken in the State Assembly?

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  1. #1 by bruno on Sunday, 17 August 2014 - 12:15 am

    Fro my personal view thai MB bashing has gone to far.Since Khalid has said that the sultan has told him to keep quite until he comes back,why not take time to cool off.Cooler heads should prevail as things looks like getting out of hand,with the latest NGO’s joining in the party.

  2. #2 by bruno on Sunday, 17 August 2014 - 12:18 am

    If PR is destine to regain control of the gomen of Selangor,it shall be.If not all the public outcry and demonstration will not help.Trying to go against the sultan will only make matters worse.

  3. #3 by Godfather on Sunday, 17 August 2014 - 10:53 am

    PAS will back Pakatan but will reserve judgement on Wan Azizah as MB. Khalid will write to HRH to say he has lost the support of the Dewan and rrecommends that new elections be held to allow Selangorians to choose the next government. PAS will lose big time in Selangor and guess who will benefit ?

    Is this what DAP wants ?

  4. #4 by Bigjoe on Sunday, 17 August 2014 - 11:14 am

    PAS is losing credibility. If it agrees to Khalid removal, making Wan Azizah an issue is an excuse. Its clear PAS problem with Khalid removal is that it believes Khalid is friendly to its political agenda from the Bible issues, Hudud etc.. Its clear they were complicit in those problems..

    PAS is confused party, it wants to hold to everything that has kept it in the backwaters but yet it wants to appeal to the urban, more liberal voters that it has been politically highly profitable in the last few elections. Its just a recipe for eventual disaster, this MB issue is just a preview to the larger problem that could be disastrous in the future.

  5. #5 by undertaker888 on Sunday, 17 August 2014 - 1:14 pm

    Is this slime ball using royalty, race and religion to sway the out come? Here are some excerpts from his articles.
    First it was royalty……
    ////Selangor 101- The bottom line is: you do not need to be a party member to become the Menteri Besar of Selangor. It is entirely the prerogative of His Royal Highness the Sultan of Selangor. Article 53(2)(a) of the Selangor state constitution merely states that HRH shall first appoint as Menteri Besar to preside over the State Executive Council (Exco), a member of the Legislative A$sembly who in his judgement is likely to command the confidence of the majority of the members of the As$embly.//// Malaysia today

    After that, race.
    ////PAS is nothing without Chinese support – PAS in particular needs to take special note of this. Read what the DAP leaders such as Tony Pua and Charles Santiago plus many others said. Read what the DAP supporters, in particular the Chinese, said. PAS is nothing without Chinese support. Without the Chinese votes PAS will be reduced to an insignificant and mosquito party that will win votes only in the kampungs where the farmers and fishermen live.////Malaysia today.

    Then religion. ……
    ///You, however, Cikgu Pah and Ayah Cik, would have sinned against the rakyat if you fail to do the right thing tomorrow. And A11ah would not be able to pardon your sins against the rakyat. The rakyat would have to do that. And if the rakyat does not then A11ah cannot give you any exemption from those sins./// Malaysia today

    //

  6. #6 by Godfather on Sunday, 17 August 2014 - 5:17 pm

    Looks like you got part of your wish – that Khalid will have to resign as MB. You don’t have the second part of your wish – that Khalid will just quietly hand over the keys to Wan Azizah.

    Better gear up for state elections, Kit.

  7. #7 by yhsiew on Sunday, 17 August 2014 - 6:27 pm

    It is wise to suggest two names for the MB post. In case Wan Azizah is rejected by the Sultan, Azmin will be the backup.

  8. #8 by waterfrontcoolie on Sunday, 17 August 2014 - 7:03 pm

    Khalid, the man many of us thought was the reluctant politician and a man of integrity ; educated with personal pride with a disdain for all the shyster politics of this Bolehland. Indeed, why? It baffles most average Malaysians who have all concluded that this nation has indeed reached the pit of the Black Hole. With his behaviour, we can only conclude that we have reached the point of no return! With many Asean members whom we once laughed at, it is our turn to be the subject of the cartoon page of their national news paper! Khalid, we did voted you and even contributed for your cause, we can only conclude that you must be the last wanna be politician that buries the image even deeper into the quagmire!

  9. #9 by Bigjoe on Sunday, 17 August 2014 - 8:07 pm

    The one good thing that is coming out from this is that PAS seem to continue to march forward to institutionalize modern democracy and reform.

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