SHAH ALAM, Aug 26 — Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said today he will ask the Selangor palace to release the names of Pakatan Rakyat’s (PR) previous mentri besar candidates for 2008 and 2013.
“I am planning to ask palace to release the names,” he told a press conference.
The Sultan of Selangor has demanded that Pakatan Rakyat (PR) provide more than two names for the mentri besar post, citing the convention during previous appointments.
In a statement, the palace also said that Khalid's resignation from the mentri besar (MB) post has been postponed until the new appointment.
“His Highness the Sultan of Selangor has decreed for leaders of PAS, PKR and DAP to suggest more than two names from parties in Pakatan Rakyat as mentri besar candidates,” said the Sultan’s private secretary Datuk Muhamad Munir Bani.
“This is to facilitate His Highness in choosing a qualified mentri besar and subsequently giving assent to elect any candidate deemed suitable.”
PAS yesterday maintained its nomination for two possible MB candidates — PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and deputy Azmin Ali.