Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014
Asia
 

Selangor sultan asks embattled chief Khalid to postpone resignation

Published on Aug 26, 2014 5:02 PM
 
Selangor's sultan on Tuesday asked Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim (left) to postpone his resignation as the state's chief minister until the palace can determine his replacement. -- PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

KUALA LUMPUR - Selangor's sultan on Tuesday asked Abdul Khalid Ibrahim to postpone his resignation as chief minister until the palace can determine his replacement.

Tan Sri Khalid told reporters after meeting the Sultan that the palace has also asked the three Pakatan Rakyat (PR) alliance members to nominate more than two candidates each, from which the ruler could appoint one as the next Selangor chief minister.

"I have stated that I am intending to resign. But His Majesty has decided to defer the acceptance of my resignation until he has decided on who to replace the menteri besar," Mr Khalid said on Tuesday, just 15 months after beginning his second term. 

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), along with coalition partners Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) and the Democratic Action Party (DAP), has governed Selangor since 2008.

 
If you are not a subscriber, you can get instant, unlimited access here

Videos