Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said today he remained the menteri besar until the Selangor assembly says otherwise.
He was responding to Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail’s declaration today that she had the support of the majority of assemblymen.
In a post on the Selangor menteri besar’s Facebook page, Khalid said he was aware of the PKR president’s announcement that she has the support of 30 assemblymen in the 56-seat state assembly.
“(But) the support will have to be interpreted via a no-confidence motion during the state assembly.
“Until this is done, the state administration remains as it is,” he said.
In a statement later, Khalid said everyone, including those residing in Selangor, its leaders and administrators would have to adhere to the legal processes.
“All these processes are within the boundary of power of the sultan,” he said.
Apart from the backing of 15 DAP and 13 PKR assemblymen, Dr Wan Azizah said that she also had the support of two PAS reps – Hasnul Baharuddin (Morib) and Saari Sungib (Hulu Kelang).
For the record, the Selangor legislative is expected to resume in November.
The embattled MB met the sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah on Monday, when the latter consented to Khalid continuing as MB.
Khalid, who is Port Klang assemblyman, said he had informed the sultan that he still commanded the majority of support in the assembly despite his sacking from PKR on August 9.
PKR expelled Khalid for defying the party’s orders to step down as MB and make way for Dr Wan Azizah to replace him.
But the royal snub has been a setback for Kajang assemblywoman Dr Wan Azizah, whom reports have indicated will not be accepted as MB by the palace.