With assembly disbanded, Selangor excos turn in official cars

Azmin (centre) led his 10 excos in handing back the vehicles during a ceremony at the state secretariat building. — Picture by Zuraneeza Zulkifli
Azmin (centre) led his 10 excos in handing back the vehicles during a ceremony at the state secretariat building. — Picture by Zuraneeza Zulkifli

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SHAH ALAM, April 9 — All Selangor executive councillors returned their official cars to the state secretary today, just hours after the state assembly was dissolved.

Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali led his 10 excos in handing back the vehicles during a ceremony at the state secretariat building, after he obtained Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah’s consent for the dissolution at the state palace this morning.

“This is in line with our principles and standards of administration,” Azmin said during a press conference.

He also said that the excos will not have any further meetings and may not approve any additional expenditure during the period that the caretaker government is in place.

Azmin said the caretaker state government will fully abide by a circular issued by the state secretary, adding that the directive would help prevent any abuse of power before a new government is elected.

This is Azmin’s first election as the incumbent MB.

He was appointed to the position in 2014, after Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim was forced out by his party.

Khalid had led the now-defunct Pakatan Rakyat to a landslide win in the state in the 13th general election and secured two thirds of the assembly.

Azmin was able to remain as MB despite former ally PAS cutting ties with PKR as the Islamist party did not specifically withdraw its support or lawmakers from the state exco.

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