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Selangor chief stepping down to make way for opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim?

Published on Jan 27, 2014 2:30 PM
 
Pressure is building up on Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim (above) to step down, as talk is rife that opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim might succeed him. -- PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

PRESSURE is building up on Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim to step down, as talk is rife that opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim might succeed him.

Party sources say chiefs of the opposition Pakatan Rakyat (PR) alliance have come to an agreement for Tan Sri Khalid's removal.

Eight months into his second term as the chief minister of Malaysia's wealthiest state, several moves made by Mr Khalid or other state officials have made him an open target for his critics.

Mr Khalid is expected to hold a news conference on Wednesday to talk about his political future, The Star newspaper said.

 
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