SHAH ALAM: The Selangor state government wants the state constitution amended to return the power of appointing the state secretary to the Sultan and the Mentri Besar.
Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said he had asked Speaker Datuk Teng Chang Khim to call for an emergency state legislative assembly meeting to discuss making amendments to the state constitution.
Khalid told reporters that the amendments must return the power to the Selangor palace and the Mentri Besar in all matters concerning the appointments of the state secretary, financial officer and legal adviser.
Khalid, who met Selangor ruler Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah earlier in the day, said the Sultan had told him he had no power to either reject or accept appointments made by the Public Service Commission (PSC).
This was because the laws, including the Selangor constitution, was amended in this area during the 1993 constitutional crisis, he added.
Khalid said the new state secretary Datuk Mohd Khusrin Munawi would not be sworn in before him and, given this, could not attend state-related meetings deemed confidential, including the weekly executive council meeting.
Khalid also said that the he and the executive council members would not attend any function commemorating Mohd Khusrin’s appointment.
Khalid also said that the state government would be writing to the PSC over the appointment of a qualified and appropriate candidate to fill the state secretary’s post vacated by Datuk Ramli Mahmud on Dec 31 last year.
Khalid said he will not be attending Khusrin's loyalty pledge ceremony before the Sultan on Thursday.
Mohd Khusrin, appointed by the PSC, reported to work this morning.
Meanwhile, in a tweet Monday evening, Teng wrote: "No comment! No comment! No comment!"
tunku : i have said it earlier that this khalid ibrahim is a moron mb,he doesn't know anything about the constitution.he does not even know that they need 2/3 majority to amend the constitution which they don't have and the state constitution cannot overrule the federal constitution.after all royal consent is also required before the emergency sitting can be convened which is doubted to be consented.we hope khalid will start using his brain rather following orders from the dap.